Mayor of Peterborough to present Future City Clean Energy Award
The Mayor of Peterborough will present Professor Jon Gibbins with the Future City Clean Energy Award for his work on carbon capture and storage (CCS) at an open ceremony on 14 October at the Town Hall.
The Peterborough Future City Clean Energy Award, which is supported by the ‘Peterborough DNA’ project, is designed to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development, implementation and promotion of clean energy technologies. The winner was selected following collaboration between Cranfield University, Peterborough City Council and Opportunity Peterborough.
The award will be presented by the Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr June Stokes, at a free evening ceremony taking place at 18:00 on 14 October in the Town Hall, which businesses and residents are invited to attend. The event is designed for people who are interested in learning more about the latest green technologies and impact of the future city demonstrator programme on Peterborough. There will be an opportunity to listen to internationally renowned experts and to ask questions about green technologies and sustainability.
The agenda will feature addresses from the Leader of Peterborough City Council, Councillor Marco Cereste, Steve Bowyer from Opportunity Peterborough, Prof. Sai Gu, Chair of Clean Energy Technologies at Cranfield University, and a keynote speech by Prof. Jon Gibbins.
Recipient of the 2013 award, Professor Jon Gibbins, has worked on coal and biomass gasification and combustion for over 25 years, at Foster Wheeler, Imperial College and University of Edinburgh and on carbon capture and storage (CCS) since 2002. CCS has been recognised as one of the only realistic ways to prevent dangerous climate change whilst we move towards a fully sustainable future.
The Future City Clean Energy Award is supported by the Future Cities Demonstrator programme ‘Peterborough DNA’. This £3million programme was awarded to Peterborough by the Technology Strategy Board to demonstrate how its local systems and services can be integrated for greater benefit, and how new technologies can be used to improve the city — from energy to education, innovation to transport.
Steve Bowyer, head of economic development at Opportunity Peterborough and programme director for Peterborough DNA, says, “Fundamentally the Future Cities Demonstrator programme should drive our aspirations as a city and demonstrate the power of new technologies: this award reflects that ambition and we hope to be able to exploit some of the technologies that Professor Gibbins has promoted to greater effect through the programme.”