This free webinar explores the potential of alternative liquid fuels for the transport industry

• What are the latest technologies?
• What are the potential applications for these technologies in transport?
• What are the challenges that need to be overcome?
• How can businesses and universities work together?

This webinar is being led by Dr Simon Blakey, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Much of his research activity has focused on the technical suability of alternative fuels for aviation sector and the development of methods for the “fit for purpose” assessment of potential fuels and fuel compositions. Simon is leading NewJET, a new EPSRC Network+ developing a cost and benefit analysis for a new specification for aviation fuels.

The seminar will also explore the work in this area of other academics in the ERA partnership in order to build wider awareness of the expertise around liquid fuels.

The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.


Time Speaker Title
9.00am Simon Blakey, University of Birmingham, Introduction to the session
9.01am Faye McAnulla, ERA Development Manager ERA and the Big Ideas
9.05am Aysha Ahmed, Department of Transport, Head of Low Carbon Fuels The future of low carbon fuels
9.25am Miloud Ouadi, University of Birmingham The FlexJET project
9.45am Ali Nabavi, Cranfield University Electro Fuel production routes
10:00am Athanasios Tsolakis, University of Birmingham Performance of alternative automotive fuels
10:15am Break/discussion  
10.25am Tanja Radu, Loughborough University  Algae and CCS routes to production
10:40am Mark Barrow, Warwick University Novel fuel characterisation
10:55am Jude Onwudili, Aston University  LCA programme
11:10am Hongming Xu, Birmingham University Performance of alternative automotive fuels  - combustion
11:25am Simon Blakey Concluding remarks
11:30am  Finish  

To book your place on this webinar, click here.

Additional information

The webinar will be taking place over Zoom, and the login details are below:
When: Jun 8, 2020 09:00 AM
Topic: ERA Big Ideas: Low Carbon Liquid Fuels Webinar
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 028826


Nick King
T: 07964 391057