Research Symposium: Circular Economy for Clean Energy Transition – Wednesday 26th October

Edinburgh Napier University is hosting the Research Symposium:  Circular Economy for Clean Energy Transition on Wednesday 26th October 2022.  This will be a hybrid event.

Circular economy is a system aiming to get the most out of materials, keep products and materials in use and design them to be cycled back into the economy, eliminating waste. This idea is a vital pillar of the energy transition. Nowadays, numerous researchers from the globe are focusing on how to maximise the use and recycling of sustainable materials for energy transition.

This symposium, which is under the Research Environmental Links Grant, is to establish a platform for experts from academia and industry to discuss the above topic. Professors from different universities will give talks on sustainable materials re-manufacturing. Specialists from battery manufacturing industry will also explain the cutting edge technology and their view in this area.

The recordings of each presentation can be viewed here:

Opening speech by Prof Peter Andras: 

Speech by Professor Faidz Abd Rahman – Vice President, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman: 

Funder talk by British Council Ms. Kuek Yen Sim – Head Newton Fund and Science, British Council: 

Prof. Steven Eichhorn – University of Bristol: ‘Sustainable materials in energy storage applications: 

Prof. Winifred Ijomah – Strathclyde University: ‘Circular Economy and Remanufacturing’: 

Dr Dongyang Sun – Edinburgh Napier University, and Dr Bernard Saw – Unversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman: ‘Novel portable aluminum-air battery: A green technology for sustainable power generation via circular economy approach’: 

Mr Liew Chun Peng, Managing Director- Eclimo Sdn Bhd, Malaysia: ‘IPed battery pack design and its application in second-life energy storage’ and ‘Eclimo’s electric scooter ‘: 

Dr Euan McTurk – Plug Life Consulting Ltd: ‘Sustainability in battery industry’: 

Dr Leonardo Binetti – RarBat ltd, Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder of AraBat SRL, Italy: ‘Recycling of lithium-ion battery components’: 

Mr Colin Kennedy – Zero Waste Scotland: ‘What does sustainability and the circular economy mean for the Manufacturing Sector’: 

Mr Andrew Cowie – Denchi Group: ‘Battery Design and Remanufacture Considerations’: 

The programme can be viewed here: