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OERC and Ag at Otago Symposium

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:16am

An Otago Energy Research Centre and Ag at Otago partnered to hold a Colloquium: Decarbonised Agriculture in 2050 held on 23 and 24 November 2017.  Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Blaikie opened the symposium.

Keynote speakers were:

Decarbonising Agriculture by 2050

New Zealand ETS Post-election 2017

The Future of Energy & Energy Research

  • Professor Himadri B. Pakrasi, Director, International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) Washington University
  • Eric Pellicer, Network Transformation Manager at Powerco & Board Member at Drive Electric
  • Simon Arnold, Chief Executive, National Energy Research Institute

Three student prizes of $500 were awarded.  Powerco sponsored the ‘OERC best student paper prize’ won by Ross Hogue for his presentation ""Producing hydrogen from water and sunlight using molecular cobalt catalysts". Zeecol sponsored 2 prizes 'Ag@otago best student paper prize' won by Oseweuba Okoro for his presentation "Anaerobic co-digestion of defatted hydrolyzed meat processing dissolved air flotation sludge and meat processing stockyard waste" and 'Best student poster prize' won by Sandeep Biswas for his poster on "PsbX is required for recovery from high-light-induced damage to Photosystem II in the cyanobacterium Synechocytis sp. PCC 6803" Congratulations to the winners and thank you to our sponsors.

Download the Symposium abstract booklet here. (.pdf 815KB)

A symposium dinner was held at the University of Otago Staff Club on the evening of 23 November 2017.

For more photos and presentation documentation view OERC website.

Director of Ag at Otago, Emeritus Professor Frank Griffin; CEO of Zeecol, William Mook; and Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Co-Director of OERC, University of Otago
Director of Ag at Otago, Emeritus Professor Frank Griffin; CEO of Zeecol, William Mook; and Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Co-Director of OERC, University of Otago.