IDRIC Annual Conference 2024

7th-8th March, The Edwardian, Manchester

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“Overwhelmed by the wealth of talent, research findings and industrial insights shared at the IDRIC Annual Conference in Manchester.”

“The workshops and panels/presentations that I attended were all high quality and the sessions between provided an excellent opportunity for networking.”

“The workshops were excellent. The plenaries were lively. The interactive elements were strong.”

“This event has helped me to understand the wide scope of work that IDRIC is delivering and I will pay more attention to news and updates from IDRIC going forward, both for my own use and for sharing within the business.”

“My awareness of the value of understanding and communicating across disciplines and sectors has expanded and will influence my future activities and outputs.”

“As with last year I learnt a lot and have come away with new actions and new contacts.”

“It was great to hear from researchers who are really grappling with the complexities of how to make industrial decarbonisation truly sustainable.”

“Gratitude to the IDRIC24 annual conference and IDRIC team for offering the opportunity to glean insights from these impressive projects, methodologies, and significant outcomes.”

Speakers and Panellists

Keynote Speakers

 David Walker

David Walker

Project Manager, Progressive Energy
Beth (Hardy) Valiaho

Beth (Hardy) Valiaho

Vice President, Policy, Regulatory & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre
 Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong

Director Industrial Decarbonisation & Emissions Trading, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, UK Government
Mercedes Maroto Valer

Mercedes Maroto Valer

IDRIC Director
Maxine Akhurst

Maxine Akhurst

British Geological Survey
Ilaria Mosca

Ilaria Mosca

British Geological Survey
Seyedvahid Vakili

Seyedvahid Vakili

University of Southampton
Johnson Jimba

Johnson Jimba

Heriot-Watt University
Omid Shahrokhi

Omid Shahrokhi

Heriot-Watt University
Dawid Hanak

Dawid Hanak

Teesside University
Jonathan Wagner

Jonathan Wagner

Loughborough University
Stylianos Kyrimis

Stylianos Kyrimis

University of Southampton
Jaime Massanet-Nicolau

Jaime Massanet-Nicolau

University of South Wales
Michal Czachor

Michal Czachor

University of South Wales
Richard Woolley

Richard Woolley

Chemical Industries Association
Mark Ellis-Jones

Mark Ellis-Jones

Environment Agency
 Anna Markova

Anna Markova

Trades Union Congress, TUC
Nadin Moustafa

Nadin Moustafa

Imperial College London
Antonios Katris

Antonios Katris

University of Strathclyde
Gardiner Hill

Gardiner Hill

Chair of IDRIC’s Independent Advisory Board
Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

University of Glasgow
Geeta Lakshmi

Geeta Lakshmi

University of Lincoln
Jasmin Cooper

Jasmin Cooper

Imperial College London
Lewis McDonald

Lewis McDonald

University of Bath
Arezoo Azimi

Arezoo Azimi

Heriot-Watt University
Till Strunge

Till Strunge

Heriot-Watt University
Susana Garcia

Susana Garcia

Heriot-Watt University
Amir Badiee

Amir Badiee

University of Lincoln
Zirui Wang

Zirui Wang

University of Oxford
Stavros Michailos

Stavros Michailos

University of Hull
Diarmaid Clery

Diarmaid Clery

University of Manchester
Heather McGregor

Heather McGregor

Heriot-Watt University
Ronny Pini

Ronny Pini

Imperial College London
Anna Korre

Anna Korre

Imperial College London
Benjamin Sovacool

Benjamin Sovacool

University of Sussex
Marcelle McManus

Marcelle McManus

University of Bath
Philippa Parmiter

Philippa Parmiter

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