The University will deliver a keynote talk, entitled ‘Energy revolution: what will the energy sector look like in 20 years’, on June 21 and June 28 at EXPO 2017.
“We recognise there is a pressing need to transform our energy system to ensure our worldwide population has access to affordable low-carbon energy,” said Professor Cotton. “Manchester has over 600 researchers working to make this a reality across a range of ground-breaking technologies.
“The Dalton Nuclear Institute at Manchester is supporting the development of small modular reactors that can be used within a city to supply essential energy needs.
“Our work in bioenergy is considering how we can use crops as a source of for energy, while minimising the impact on global food production and water use.
“While our researchers are improving the performance of renewable energy generation from solar to wind and tidal technologies.”
Throughout the three-month long exposition the University’s work in energy and advanced materials will be showcased to over two-million visitors – and is being used to help the British Government to promote the UK as a place to live, work and study.
Source: The University of Manchester