Project meeting

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Today, at the University of Hull, we had our annual meeting to present and discuss project updates. The agenda covered the progress to date, key achievements, programme-level activity (Will Mayes), as well as all the five project work packages updates and plans:

    1. WP1 – Biogeochemical processes controlling metal(loid) release from
      alkaline residues (Andy Hobson, Ian Burke / Doug Stewart)
    2. WP2 – Remediation and recovery: demonstration of metal(loid) recovery and WP3 – Upscaling release and recovery under environmental conditions (Helena Gomes, Mike Rogerson, Will Mayes)
    3. WP4 – Systems analysis: policy frameworks, stakeholder engagement and LCA (Pauline Deutz, Helen Baxter, Amanda Gregory, Jonathan Atkins)
    4. WP5 – Technology transfer – feasibility studies on other alkaline wastes (Andy Bray, Will Mayes)
    5. Mobile laboratory (Mike Rogerson)

Anne Velenturf, Programme Coordinator of the RRfW, was also present.

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Radio interview for Beyond Zero Emissions, 3CR radio

Dr Helena I. Gomes and Dr Helen Baxter, both postdoctoral research associates of the project, were interviewed by Anthony Daniele and Matthew Grantham for the Beyond Zero radio program. This program focuses on Climate Change Science and Solutions, airs bi-weekly in Melbourne, Australia on 3CR Radio, and is broadcasted via the Community Radio Satellite.

Previous guests on the program include:
Dr David Suzuki
Dr James Hansen – NASA
Prof Martin Green – UNSW
Mr Arnold Goldman – Luz II
Dr David Mills – Ausra
Dr Keith Lovegrove – ANU BigDish

The interview was about the article on vanadium published recently on The Conversation.  Vanadium is the key element used in redox flow batteries which can store large amounts of energy almost indefinitely, perfect for remote wind or solar farms.

Listen the podcast here.

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