GREEN AND BLUE HORIZONS

September 9 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Phoenix Cinema, Pickaquoy, Kirkwall

Pete Oswald Memorial Lecture

Orkney’s role as an energy exporter has continued to develop, with oil joined today by wind, tide and wave developments that have put it on the world stage for renewables, and with offshore wind on the way. Work has expanded into hydrogen and battery technology for energy storage, and alternative power sources for ships and aircraft, with each year bringing fresh views ahead. What can we expect over the next 5-10 years – and what infrastructure do we need to put in place to get the maximum benefits? Neil Kermode of EMEC and Gareth Davies of Aquatera give a perspective from the heart of the ongoing developments.

The presentation is dedicated to the late Pete Oswald, who tackled many engineering challenges, building up to the production of synthetic fuels from hydrogen and captured carbon. He and his collaborators built Orkney’s first synthetic fuel demonstrator and made fuel that was then used by the RAF in the world’s first successful flight using only synthetic fuel, a Guinness World Record.

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