Net-Zero Carbon Energy Options for Homes & Businesses Workshop

Net-Zero Carbon Energy Options for Homes & Businesses Workshop hosted by the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH)

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, located in the centre of Bath

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, located in the centre of Bath

On Tuesday 10 September 2019 the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) hosted a net-zero carbon energy workshop, held at Bath city centre venue, the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

The event was attended by eighteen delegates from businesses in the STBAH programme from diverse industries including architecture, automotive and energy generation. Presentations from world leading researchers at the University of Bath stimulated animated discussions between attendees.

Researchers from the University of Bath presented on a range of topics. Dr Andy Shea spoke about the hierarchy of energy efficiency measures applied to buildings while Prof. Furong Li gave an overview of smart local energy systems. Jamie Turner and Prof Tim Mays spoke about the future of fuels, from contrasting perspectives of carbon-neutral liquid fuel and hydrogen respectively. Finally, Dr Petra Cameron spoke about the future of photovoltaics and new breakthroughs. The event was also joined by Marion Britton who discussed funding opportunities from the WECA.

The event was praised by attendees for the opportunities to develop new connections and future research collaborations. The event’s impartial approach to carbon neutral energy as well as the clarity and “plain English” approach was also popular.

Fantastic content. Refreshing to hear from largely impartial academics as opposed to biased equipment manufacturers
— Andy Cave
Andy’s talk was great as always. Especially liked the controversial element!
— Laura Meehan


The event also provided an opportunity for the small businesses receiving the support through the STBAH programme to network with each other and the academics from the University of Bath.

For further information about the STBAH, fully funded business support programme and to see if you or your business could benefit, visit the website https://www.stbah.org/