Andy Kerr and Zhibin Yu
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 13:00 - 16:30
Room 1.20 Dugald Stewart Bldg

If you have a question about this talk, please contact: Daniel Friedrich (dfriedri)

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At this meeting we will hear presenations from Andy Kerr, Executive Director of ECCI, about the Global Energy initiative of the University of Edinburgh and from Zhibin Yu the ETP Heat Energy theme coordinator. The talks will start at 2pm and there will be a networking lunch from 1pm onwards. Please reply to Daniel Friedrich ( if you are coming for the lunch.

Andy Kerr, Executive Director of ECCI, will give an update about the current state of the Global Energy initiative of the University of Edinburgh which has the vision to integrate research, teaching and innovation on all forms of energy into a globally significant initiative. Low carbon heating is right at the heart of this and our network can form an important part in shaping the Global Energy initiative. 

This is followed by a presentation from Zhibin Yu from the University of Glasgow. Zhibin’s research interests are in thermal energy technologies and he is the ETP Heat Energy theme coordinator. The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is the largest energy research partnership in Europe and promotes greater levels of collaboration between universities, industry, public sector and other partners to deliver unparalleled energy capability and core research strengths across a broad range of energy technologies. The Heat Energy theme is a recent addition to the ETP portfolio with the primary goal of establishing a broad R&D network focusing on heat energy across Scotland. As such, it will bring together the relevant expertise in this area, and provide a point of contact for the Scottish government when such expertise is needed. Zhibin is currently establishing a Working Group for the Heat Energy research theme, bringing together researchers working in heat energy related areas across the Scottish universities to facilitate 
collaboration and knowledge exchange. There is an opportunity for increased interaction with the Low
Carbon Heating Research Network at the University of Edinburgh. 

Following from these presentation we will hold round table discussions exploring opportunities for collaborations in low carbon heat and for increased engagement with the Global Energy initiative and the ETP. We will finish the meeting with a tour of the George Square Energy Centre which hosts a Jenbacher CHP gas engine and large thermal stores.