Make your contribution to the All-Energy & Dcarbonise 2021 conferences

Net-zero and the Green Recovery will very much be the silver threads 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.

Please note, submissions made for All-Energy 2020 will not be carried forward as time and events may well have altered what you want to talk about. Even if there is no change, we ask you to submit a fresh abstract please.

The Call for Papers is now open, so we invite you to become involved in the All-Energy and Dcarbonise conferences by submitting an abstract.

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 deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31 March 2021 (23:59 hrs)

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

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’)


·         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

  • What is a community?
  • How to access new routes to market – including ancillary services, Fast Frequency Response (FFR)
  • Innovative grid connections
  • What are the opportunities that the transition to DSO may bring for community and local scale energy?
  • Implications of the smart export guarantee for community projects
  • Making the best use of constrained energy
  • Local and low carbon heat solutions – including off gas grid areas
  • Technology providers looking for community partners
  • Innovative financing and funding models for local energy systems
  • Attracting local business to areas with abundant power sources
  • International examples of local energy systems
  • Examples of energy storage in local communities
  • Whole system energy projects
  • Addressing fuel poverty through local energy
  • Managing peak demand in local energy systems
  • Case histories
  • Innovative solutions

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.

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