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Joint PEIs debate: Addressing the challenge of decarbonisation in Sheffield, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 23 March 2021
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Joint PEIs debate: Addressing the challenge of decarbonisation in Sheffield, online

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This panel discussion organised by IET, IMechE, IStructE, IChemE, SMEA and ICE, will explore the zero carbon agenda in the context of the Sheffield City Region. The event will be chaired by Peter Kennan who is a Private Sector Board Member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry Transport Forum and Board Member of Transport for the North.

Our panellists will be: 

  • Dr Danielle Densley-Tingley, Senior Lecturer at  Sheffield University and Director of the Urban Flows Observatory who will share some of her research which explores resource flows and sustainable building design solutions to help us to create a built environment that operates within the carrying capacity of the planet.  

  • Martin Wood,  Supply Chain Specialist at the  UK Department for International  Trade (DIT) who will focus on electric vehicles and all elements of the EV supply chain – a key element in the push to decarbonise road transport.  

  • Dr Graham Cooley CEO of Sheffield-based  ITM Power who will discuss the opportunities for implementing  hydrogen solutions in different settings to alleviate our dependence on fossil fuel.  

  • Professor Peter Styring, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Sheffield will focus on Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CDU) in the green economy. 

Following short presentations from each of our panellists, there will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion with the audience.


Dr Danielle Densley-Tingley

Senior Lecturer at  Sheffield University and Director of the Urban Flows Observatory

Dr Danielle Densley Tingley studied her undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Sheffield and completed post-docs there and at the University of Cambridge, before starting as a lecturer at University of Sheffield in 2016. She is passionate about reducing the impact of the built environment on the planet, particularly focusing on how our use of materials can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thus minimise climate change. Throughout her research she aims to work with industry partners in order to put research into practice and deliver a real change in the built environment.

Martin Wood

Supply Chain Specialist at the UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Martin Wood is a Russell Group degree qualified engineer with a post graduate degree in Microelectronics. He has had a 25+ years career in industry primarily in the automotive sector, starting his career at Ford Motor Company in the UK taking positions in both the Engineering & Manufacturing functions. As MD of a leading automotive tier 1 supplier, he gained wide experience of the industry and its supply chains, particularly with electrical and electronic products, and including components used in electric vehicles. In 2016 Martin joined UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) as Business Development Director, now part of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Auto team, he is leading on investment in all areas of the EV supply chain.

Dr Graham Cooley

CEO of Sheffield-based ITM Power
Dr Graham Cooley joined ITM Power as CEO in 2009. ITM Power was the first hydrogen related company to be listed on the London Stock Market and has been developing electrolyser equipment for over 20 years. Graham started his career in the power sector in 1989 joining the CEGB and became Business Development Manager at National Power plc and then International Power plc developing energy storage and new generation technologies. Before joining ITM Power Graham was CEO of Sensortec Ltd, founding CEO of Metalysis Ltd, a spin out from Cambridge University and founding CEO of Antenova Ltd. Graham has a PhD in physics, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM).  Graham also sits on a number of industry bodies and is a member of the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council.

Professor Peter Styring

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Sheffield

Professor Peter Styring of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield is an expert in Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CDU) with increasing expertise in CDU policy. He is also part of the newly launched Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy (NIC3E) that will lead a new government push to revolutionise the way resources are managed in the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry to build a greener, more efficient economy.’

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United Kingdom

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