Call for Papers 2021

  • MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ALL-ENERGY /DCARBONISE 2021 CONFERENCES

    Net-zero will very much be the silver thread running through the 20th All-Energy and 2nd Dcarbonise 2020 conferences. The duo of shows is being held some six months prior to COP26 (also at Glasgow’s SEC) which certainly focuses attention on what has happened/is happening, not just on what could happen.

    As one regular All-Energy attendee put it: “Can you make it a key criterion that solutions talked about in presentations can play their part in delivering well below 2C or ideally 1.5C”. So, please give that thought when you submit your ideas.

    The Call for Papers is now open, so we invite you to become involved in the All-Energy and/or Dcarbonise (i.e. low carbon heat, energy efficiency, low carbon transport and net-zero/energy transition) conferences by submitting an abstract (a brief summary of your proposed presentation/role as a potential panel member, no illustrations or formulae thank you).

    Abstract submission is easy, you can use our online form for as many submissions as you want to make (one form for each topic). The Call for Papers embraces the main conference; show floor seminar theatres; and academic posters. Academics: if you are only submitting for an academic poster please tick in the appropriate place on the form (as the name implies academic posters are only offered to current academics).

    The absolute deadline for submissions is Wednesday 16 December (23:59 hrs)

    There is no charge for presenting at All-Energy or Dcarbonise, and both conferences are free to attend.

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  • Topics for 2021

    Topics coming under the conference spotlight in 2021 in the main conference, in the showfloor theatres (where applicable) and by means of academic posters, are listed below. Additional guidance is given but is not intended to be prescriptive, we are always eager to have your suggestions (see ‘Other’)

    Bioenergy

    • Biomass – policy; production; use; case histories; challenges and opportunities; innovative solutions
    • Biogas – policy; challenges and opportunities; production; use; and energy conversion
    • Biofuel – policy; challenges and opportunities; production; use; and energy conversion
    • (see also Circular economy; and Energy from waste)

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) – policy/strategy; projects; challenges and opportunities; and innovative solutions

    Circular economy in the built environment - policy/ strategy, projects, case histories, challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions and including:

    • Circular economy materials for low carbon buildings – how to reduce embedded carbon from reused, recycled or remanufactured materials. Making use of natural materials with lower embedded carbon
    • How digital technology can future-proof construction and design out waste with the benefit of reduced embedded carbon from reduced material use and waste generation. Making use of natural material with lower embedded carbon

    Community and local energy
    We would like to invite papers that showcase the role of community and local energy in meeting the key themes of the Scottish Government’s draft Local Energy Policy Statement. We’d like to hear from community and local energy projects (past, present and future) and those involved in planning, developing, financing, researching and supporting them on the following topics:

    • People
      • Successful and effective early engagement
      • Consumer centred approaches to local energy systems
      • How different groups needs have been considered in, represented in, and how they participate in, local energy systems
    • Places
      • Exemplar local energy projects that reflect local characteristics
      • Approaches to collaboration and partnership working on local energy plans and projects
    • Networks and infrastructure
      • How do we create resilient and secure local energy system to enhance and maximise existing energy infrastructure
      • Whole system energy approaches that support local, regional and national solutions
    • Pathway to commercialisation
      • Showcasing viable and replicable projects
      • Approaches to shared ownership
      • Funding, finance and business models for community and local energy
    • Opportunity
      • How community and local energy projects are creating jobs and developing supply chains
      • Knowledge-sharing and learning from international projects that could benefit the development and operation of local energy systems across the UK.

    Project examples that reflect a whole system approach (heat, transport and electricity) are welcome, as are those that demonstrate only one or two aspects, but contribute to the wider decarbonisation agenda. We are also interested in how the ‘green recovery’ has shaped community and local energy projects and any learning that could be shared with the All-Energy audience.

    Corporate PPAs/PPA delivery - case histories/lessons learned from both sides of the ‘fence’ would be appreciated

    Disruptive technology, digitalisation and cyber security – innovation to the fore!

    Energy efficiency in the built environment – policy/strategy; the business of energy efficiency; case histories; corporates – meeting requirements; private landlords – meeting requirements (retrofit to the fore); public sector – meeting requirements; SMEs – meeting requirements; social housing – meeting requirements; smart cities – steps being taken; retrofit; insulation; lighting (and steps for reducing lighting energy consumption); innovative solutions; all coupled with behavioural change.

    We would particularly welcome case histories from landlords, retailers, the hospitality sector and across business and industry

    Energy from waste - policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; case histories; and innovative solutions

    Energy storage – we are eager to feature all forms of energy storage and include presentations on usage, case histories, and innovative solutions aimed at developing cost-effective and suitable approaches

    Energy systems – steps to be taken to achieve net-zero. Policy/strategy; innovative solutions and case histories

    • Energy systems: The future of gas
    • Energy systems: Electricity systems – bringing it all together
    • Energy systems: Transition – what does it look like; how do we get there; what’s the role for innovation; getting consumer buy-in; cross-vector integration and hybrid solutions; nature-based solutions
    • Energy systems: Transition- Oil & Gas sectors

    Finance and funding – where is the money in a subsidy free world? We are eager to hear from funders of all types able to help our exhibitors and visitors

    Heating (see Low carbon heat)

    Hydrogen and fuel cells – including usage (in transport please refer to the Low Carbon Transport conference stream within Dcarbonise 2020); energy conversion; re-energising UK industry for clean growth; and innovative solutions

    Hydropower – policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; large/small projects; pumped storage; case histories, innovative solutions

    Industry decarbonisation – Steps to decarbonisation of industry; case histories; innovative solutions; net-zero industry (energy for chemicals, fuels, cement, steel etc) with renewables and CCUS (see also Energy systems: Transition)

    Island energy – policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; innovative solutions

    Low carbon heat – addressing the challenge of decarbonising heat: Policy/strategy; all forms of low carbon heat including renewable heat, heat pumps/air source pumps, hydrogen, geothermal, thermal solar etc); heat networks (district heating), innovative solutions; reducing heat consumption

    Low carbon transport (being held in association with Transport Scotland and ITS United Kingdom)

    Presentations and academic posters relating to all modes: cars, goods vehicles and powered two-wheelers (PTWs), cycles, innovative mobility, marine vessels, rail and aviation welcome

    • Connected and automated vehicles: policy and use cases
    • Connected and automated vehicles: technology and human factors
    • Low carbon vehicles: policy and use cases
    • Low carbon vehicles: technology and human factors
    • Low carbon vehicles: refuelling infrastructure
    • Active travel
    • Innovative mobility: e-bikes, cargo bikes, drones.....
    • Innovative mobility: data, communications payment process and Mobility as a Service
    • Smart parking
    • Smart fleets
    • Reducing noise in transport
    • Reducing emissions in transport

    Marine renewables – tidal and wave

    • Policy; cost reduction (including learning from other sectors); international cooperation and experience; opportunities and challenges; technology transfer from the oil and gas industry + offshore engineering expertise, skills; sharing of learned practices in subsea sector; tidal large/small projects/developments at home and overseas; wave projects/developments at home and overseas – case histories welcome; and innovative solutions always key

    Smart and sustainable cities – challenges and opportunities; delivering net zero cities -case histories from cities and towns (UK and overseas); smart solutions; the human factor – getting communities and individuals on board. We would welcome input from construction companies, large property owners, investors, and transport companies with city routes.

    (Energy efficiency solutions best submitted to Energy efficiency; most transport solutions best submitted to Low carbon transport)

    Skills, training, development including switching from other industries

    • Relevant to All-Energy (i.e. renewable energy generation)
    • Relevant to Dcarbonise (i.e. energy efficiency, low carbon heat, industry decarbonisation, smart and sustainable cities; low carbon transport)

    Solar (PV and thermal) – case histories; project/development updates; innovative solutions

    Sustainable cities – see above under ‘Smart and sustainable cities’

    Transmission and networks - policy; demand side management (DSM)/ monitoring systems/smart meters; DC power; islands need-cases (e.g. covering interconnection vs active management); interconnectors.

    Transport (see Low carbon transport)

    Wind – offshore – policy/strategy; lowering LCOE; projects/developments at home and overseas; floating wind developments and innovations; the ‘vital ingredients’ – current and future turbines; environmental considerations; installation vessels; O&M; fabrication etc

    Wind – onshore – How can we move things on with speed? Policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; pre-construction – measurements and analysis in the real world; post-construction – monitoring and modelling for asset productivity and longevity; life extension and repowering – going the extra mile without falling over; cooperation; and innovative solutions

    Other – what suggestions would you like to make? These could be on topics; on speakers you would love to hear; lively panel discussions you think should be held. Please let us know by opting for the ‘Other’ section on the Call for Papers and give your submission a ‘sector’ heading as well as your own title for it.

    Meet the Developer.

    • Are you a developer or owner/operator of a project or a device eager to enlarge or substitute parts of your supply chain? Then our Share Fair is the ideal place for you to hold speed-dating-style 1-2-1 meetings. We’d like to invite you to take part in this All-Energy/Dcarbonise feature in 2020.

      We will publicise your presence (you may also be invited to speak in the conference) and set up the meeting schedule, letting you see a draft schedule in advance so you are confident you will be meeting people of genuine interest to your business.

      If you would like to take part in ‘Meet the Developer’ complete the relevant section on the Call for Papers form and we will be in touch.

      Note: Suppliers eager to meet with developers, please do not complete this section of the form; an invitation to book meetings will be widely publicised in the Spring.

    What happens once the Call for Papers closes?
    Once the Call for Papers closes, we work closely with ‘session champions’ – experts in their field - to determine the composition of sessions. With such a far-ranging conference involving so many speakers (over 600 in 2019) this takes a considerable amount of time. We plan to contact all who have submitted abstracts by the end of February/early March to let them know whether or not their abstract is being accepted. If it is a yes, we will then tell you the day and time of the session in which we would like you to speak and collect biographical details and a photograph and give details of when and how to submit your full presentation.

    What effect might the ‘new normal’ have on the conference
    The level of acceptance for presentation either in the main conference or in show floor theatres will depend on social distancing rules in place in May 2021 (smaller rooms may not be available for use). We will be continuing our popular webinar series to ensure that as many potential speakers as possible have a chance to present/take part in panel discussions in the lead-up to the 2021 duo of shows, and in the months after they are held.

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