Please join us for the first Our Changing World Lecture, The Intertwined World of “Peak” Oil, Renewables and Sustainability by Dr Michael Shaver
on Tuesday, 24 September
from 18:30 to 20:30
Lecture Theatre 4, Appleton Tower
11 Crichton St
Our world depends upon energy — energy to drive our cars, energy to heat our homes, energy to transport our food, energy to fabricate our consumer goods. Our dependence upon petroleum resources, and the variable difficulty it takes to get these resources, will therefore have implications well beyond fuel prices.
In this lecture we will look at both petroleum resources and renewable feedstocks as sources of our chemical needs, and the relationship between energy and sustainability.
We will discover that the tools chemists have been inventing for centuries are now inadequate: using the field of polymer chemistry as an example we will examine the new paradigm of chemical sustainability.
Doors open at 6.15pm.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.
For any further information please contact the administrator: Lauren Sandford, Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk.