Chair: Matthew Wasley, Photonics Lead, KTN
Climate change is one of the most serious and urgent global issues facing our world in the 21st century. During global lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the impact on pollution and emissions under drastically lower transport has driven a new emphasis and urgency into tackling this topic and governments are talking about “building back better”. Glasgow will be the host city for COP26 (the UN Climate Change Conference) in November 2021, and the UK government recently announced it will set in law an ambitious climate change target, reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. This is intended to bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero (when the amount of CO2 produced is no greater than the amount removed) by 2050.
To meet these targets, the UK will need to increase its low carbon electricity generation capacity by a factor of four. This in turn requires further development of efficient renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and the use of battery technology in place of fossil fuels. New research and innovation is addressing some of these challenges and funding and jobs will certainly follow in these industries over the next decades. Lasers have a big role to play in this arena, from laser processing of materials for photovoltaics, to manufacture of specialist batteries, wind turbine elements, new nuclear power generation and more.
This webinar will highlight the challenges faced and explore the variety of applications of lasers in renewable energy, green transportation and the role the industry has to play in meeting net zero.
13:30 – 16:30 BST
13:30 – 13:40 Matthew Wasley (Photonics Lead, KTN) – Introduction and Welcome
13:40 – 14:00 Michael Walls (Loughborough University) – Technology and Market Trends in Solar Photovoltaics
14:00 – 14:20 Grigorios Rigas (M-Solv) – Interconnecting Perovskite PVs in one Step
14:20 – 14:40 Melanie Loveridge (Warwick University) – Laser Applications for Li-ion Batteries & prospects for Large-scale Manufacturing
14:40 – 15:00 Patrick Herwig (Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, IWS) – Latest Developments on Laser Material Processing for Battery Production
15:00 – 15:10 BREAK
15:10 – 15:30 Wilhelm Pfleging (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) – Ultrafast laser materials processing as a versatile manufacturing tool for developing next generation batteries
15:30 – 15:50 Clive Grafton-Reed (Rolls Royce) – The Demands for Greener Aviation
15:50 – 16:10 PJ Scott (IPG Genesis Systems) – Automated Laser Welding Systems for Safe and Reliable EV Battery Manufacturing
16:10 – 16:30 Phil Carr (Carrs Welding) – How Laser Welding of Li-ion Cells has Changed over the Last Decade: Cells, Joints & Interlinks
AILU Member rate: 60 GBP
Non Member rate: 90 GBP
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