2020 Call for Papers

  • Contribute to the All-Energy and Dcarbonise 2020 Conference!

    Net-zero will be the silver thread running through the 20th All-Energy and 2nd Dcarbonise 2020 conferences. The duo of shows is being held 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. The race is very definitely on!

    In September, Glasgow City Council signed up to a hugely ambitious programme of proposals, to get to the net zero emissions target within only 11 years; the Scottish Government has 2045 in its sights; and the UK Government 2050.

    As one correspondent wrote post-All-Energy 2019: “Please 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.

    Submit your ideas
  • 2020 Call for Papers is now open!

    We invite you to become involved in the All-Energy and/or Dcarbonise conference by submitting an abstract (a brief summary of your proposed presentation/role, no illustrations or formulae thank you).

    Key details:

    Easy application! Submit online using this short form.

    Submit as many papers you would like! (please submit separately)

    Free to take part! Submissions, presentations and attendance to the conferences are all free.

    Deadline to submit Tuesday 17 December 2019

  • About the 2020 Conference

    The Call for Papers embraces the main conference, show floor seminar theatres; and academic posters. In 2019 sessions at the combined conferences attracted well over 6000 attendees, of which we are justifiable proud, and thank our 2019 speakers, chairs and session ‘champions’ for their input in making it such a successful event. You can download presentations free-of-charge at www.all-energy.co.uk/Conference/Conference-Overview/
  • Conference Topics for 2020

    Topics coming under the conference spotlight in 2020 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 - 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 – in Scotland minimum energy Efficiency requirements for PSLs willb e in force from April at the point of change of tenancy); 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.

    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.

    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.

    Grid/Smart grid – policy; demand side management (DSM)/ monitoring systems/smart meters; DC power; islands need-cases (e.g. covering interconnection vs active management); interconnectors.

    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 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.

    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).

    Solar (PV and thermal) – case histories; project/development updates; innovative solutions
    Sustainable cities – see above under ‘Smart and sustainable cities’
    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. De-risking investment with dynamic energy yield assessment.
    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; and innovative solutions. Cooperation. De-risking investment with dynamic energy yield assessment.
    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. How would you like to see All-Energy’s 20th anniversary marked?

    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.

    Your conference team is here to help you: Contact the team.

     Submit your ideas

  • What Happens when 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 600+ speakers this takes two months to complete.

    All submissions will be contacted by the end of February/early March to confirm if their abstract has been selected.

    For successful applications, you’ll be provided with a date and time of the session, details on how when and how to submit your presentation

    We will also collect biographical details and a photograph.

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