Peter Styring


Short CV

Peter Styring is Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is Head of Department in Chemistry and Director of the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation. He Chairs the CO2Chem Network which now has over 1200 members worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers and both a Chartered Engineer an Chartered Chemist. His BSc and PhD in Chemistry were obtained from The University of Sheffield. He was appointed Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Hull in 1990 before returning to Sheffield, this time in Chemical Engineering, first as Senior Lecturer (2000) and then Full Professor (2007). In 2017 he returned to his original department as Head of Chemistry. His is background is in Organic and Physical Chemistry, having initially worked in liquid crystals and micro reactors.

Peter now works in carbon dioxide utilisation, scanning synthetic chemistry; physical chemistry; process design; sustainability and policy development. In the latter context, Peter was Panel Chair at the 2017 Mission Innovation on CCUS where he represented the UK government in Houston, Texas. Peter is a member of the Scientific Advisor Boards of ICCDU, The Global CO 2 Initiative and the Carbon XPRIZE. Synthetic work includes the capture and purification of carbon dioxide from impure waste streams, the synthesis of mobility fuel alternatives and material for agri-tech applications. Novel reactor configurations and technologies are also being developed.

In the field of policy, Peter has worked on several projects including studies for the European Commission (SCOT Project, EASME Gaseous Industrial Emissions, Artificial Photosynthesis) and government agencies (Scottish Government, Mission Innovation).

In his Keynote presentation, Peter will discuss a Global CO2 Initiative supported suite of projects to set a framework for the standardisation of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Techno-economic Analyses (TEAs) on carbon capture and utilisation processes. The aim will be to produce guidelines for the implementation of analysis methodologies that will result in clear and reproducible comparisons between competing or complementary technologies.

[1] G.R.M. Dowson and P. Styring, Front. Energy Res., 2017, 5, 26. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2017.00026
[2] M. Moss, D.G. Reed, R.W.K. Allen and P. Styring, Front. Energy Res., 2017, 5, 20. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2017.00020
[3] K. Armstrong, andP. Styring, Front. Energy Res., 2015, 3, 8. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2015.00008