LCRI Conference 2013: Low Carbon Market Transistions

LCRI Conference 2013: Low Carbon Market Transistions

The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) will be hosting their fifth annual LCRI Conference 2013 on the 5th and 6th of November in Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

The LCRI’s Convergence Energy Programme, (LCRI) supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, works with enterprises to develop industry-relevant new technologies that will provide business opportunities and help Wales deliver on its low carbon agenda.

The 2013 LCRI Conference will focus on Low Carbon Market Transitions. It will examine the work of the LCRI in the current economic climate, with speakers discussing the ways our research is having an impact upon the Welsh economy, by developing technologies and services, and creating jobs.

 The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and industry to look holistically at the low carbon agenda. It will focus on the R&D and innovation needed to deliver governmental policy objectives in Wales, the UK and internationally, together with the technological, economic and social challenges and opportunities this will involve.

 Keynote speakers will include Professor Phil Jones, Chair of the LCRI, Alan Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Dr David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Technologies Institute, Jim Watson, Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and Malcolm Grimston, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London.

 This will be an opportunity to hear from each of our projects, to learn in-depth information into our research and progress, as well as to understand the work of the larger LCRI as a whole.

 Sessions will consist of various presentations from the projects, including:

  • Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE)  – Energy Generating Building Envelopes, The Use of Welsh Timber in Wales
  • Hydrogen – Cymru H2Wales – Successes and Outcomes, Electrolytic Hydrogen Production
  • Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium (SPARC) – Power electronics and PV monitoring, Low cost light harvesting using PV


  • Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region (SOLCER) – Implementing low carbon systems, Scaling up of low carbon systems
  • Large Scale Power Generation (LSPG)  – Combustion Instabilities and high pressure research, Novel bio-fuels
  • Marine – Optimising Tidal Stream Turbine Performance, Oceanographic Effects of Large Scale Marine Renewables


  • Welsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) – Introduction to WEST,WEST within the individual project themes
  • Low Carbon Transitions and Scenarios – Scenario Modelling for a Low Carbon Wales, Backcasting in Sustainability Foresight: Exploring Sustainability Transitions in the Cardiff City
  • Bio Energy – Biohydrogen Production the Key to Increased Biogas Yields from Biomass, Biohorizons – Where next for the bio-economy?


Phil Jones, Chair of the LCRI and Head of the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s LCRI Conference in Llandudno. We have an excellent programme of speakers and exhibitions lined up, and this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the research and progress achieved by our projects. “

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