International CO2 Capture and Utilisation Workshop, 6th – 8th February 2017, Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The International CO2 Capture and Utilisation Workshop was co-organized by Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), UK, from 6th – 8th February 2017 in Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This workshop was organized within the framework of an international project, involving QUB (Dr. Danai Poulidi), UM (Prof. Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua) and UniMAP (Dr. Naimah Ibrahim and Dr. Umi Fazara Md Ali), and funded by the British Council under Newton Fund Institutional Links (NFIL) program. UniMAP’s committee of the workshop include Dr. Sara Yasina Yusuf, Mrs. Masitah Hasan and Ms. Tan Sze Yen, the Ph. D student working for the project. This event served as a showcase of the project work and provided the latest developments in the areas of carbon dioxide capture and utilization to early career researchers. The keynote speakers for the three-day event were renowned academics from international universities. Their keynote speech titles are given below:

 

No

Keynote Speaker

University

Keynote Speech Title

1

Prof. Kang Li

Imperial College London, UK

CO2 Capture and Utilisation with Membranes

2

Prof. Dimitrios Tsiplakides

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Electrochemical Processes for CO2 Conversion into Chemicals and Fuels

3

Dr. Stella Balomenou

Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute/Centre for Research & Technology-Hellas, Greece

Harvesting Electrical Energy from CO2 using Reversible Solid Oxide Cells (rSOCs)

4

Prof. Jeffrey Chi-Sheng Wu

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

The Ultimate Solution of Greenhouse Gas CO2 – Photosynthetic Process

5

Prof. Sibudjing Kawil

National University of Singapore

Recent Development of Efficient and Stable Ni-Based Catalysts for CO2 Reforming and Methanation

6

Prof Raymond Girard Tan

De La Salle University, Philippines

Strategic Planning of CCUS with Process Systems Engineering

 

Participants giving oral or poster presentations included PhD students, postdoctoral research assistants and lecturers from universities in Malaysia such as UniMAP, UM, UCSI, UKM, UTM, UMP and Curtin University, and from other universities in South East Asia, UK and European countries such as from Walailak University, Chulalongkorn University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology, North Bangkok, Thailand, from Queen’s University Belfast, and Imperial College London, UK, from DIFERS and Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as well as from University of Vigo, Spain. Overall the program was successful as a platform for knowledge transfer and collaborative opportunities in the field of carbon dioxide capture and utilization.

By: Dr Naimah Ibrahim