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Science Capital Event: Food, Fuel and Future: Strategies for a Changing World


16 June 2010


5.30pm to 9pm


Hotel du Vin, 25 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NR


Science Capital and The Lunar Society

The event itself

Leading scientists at universities and companies from across the region will present and discuss innovative hydrogen fuel, photovoltaic, wind and biomass systems that could power your future home, car and hand-held devices.


  • Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, will present the latest thinking from the Committee on Climate Change. Julia is a member of the Committee on Climate Change, a member of the Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and was appointed by the Prime Minister in December 2009 as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador.
  • Malcolm McIntosh directs the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the Griffith Business School, Queensland, Australia. He will speak on the emerging low carbon economy from the perspective of the Asia Pacific region.
  • Tim Jones, Molecular Solar chief executive from the University of Warwick and director of the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells project is developing third-generation solar cells so light-weight and flexible they can be grafted onto paper-thin material and used to charge mobile phones.
  • Kevin Kendall directs the University of Birmingham’s  Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, spun out Adelan, and is part of the £80million Science City Consortium. He will present on hydrogen fuel cells, whole-systems optimisation and vehicle downsizing as the way forward for low carbon transport.


Experts from every university in the West Midlands are joining together with the private sector to deliver on the climate change agenda. Plans for individual innovators and the business community to succeed in the sector will be formulated.

People will gather for refreshments from around 5:30pm and preview posters and products. A set of engaging short talks will begin at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion. Food and drinks will be served, along with plenty of time for networking and discussion.

Invited guests include prominent figures from business, academia, science and environmental groups.

How do you attend this event

Tickets are available from the Science Capital website.

Contact for further information

Visit the Science Capital website for more information.

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