Energy supply involves the integration of electricity and heat generation technologies (along with nuclear and renewable options) combined with the transmission and distribution to customers. Read more Read less

This short course provides a basic understanding of current and future systems, the technologies required for compliance with current environmental legislation and the developments to meet future restrictions on the emission of greenhouse gases, primarily CO2. CO2 capture and storage represent a viable near-term option to reduce CO2 emissions from current and future electricity and other industrial plants to avoid locking in CO2 emissions from these plants as countries strive to meet ever tighter greenhouse gas emissions regulations. Over 90% of the industrial infrastructure in the world relies on the burning of fossil fuels in air with the resulting flue gas typically containing low concentrations of CO2. This course focuses on approaches currently used or being developed to separate CO2 (and other pollutants from these flue gases), its transportation and long-term storage.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,700. Concessions available

Course structure

This course is delivered through a balanced combination of lectures (internal and external audience) and practical sessions. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various technologies used in electricity and heat generation and their current status of development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods developed to control emissions and other residues, including their advantages, disadvantages and commercial readiness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues associated with energy supply and the impact of global warming
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods for the control of greenhouse gas emissions and their integration into energy systems, including CO2 capture, transport and storage.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principle methods of CO2 capture and their integration into power plants, CO2 compression technologies and the main operating issues associated with its transportation and storage
  • Analyse and determine the best options for the control of emissions and other residues from plants using different fuels.

Core content

  • General understanding of electricity/heat generation technologies and their integration into energy systems
  • The large point sources of CO2 emissions, fossil fuel plants such as power stations, oil refineries, petrochemical and gas plants, steel and large cement plants
  • Emission control options for NOx, SOx, particulates and trace metals
  • The main approaches to capturing CO2 , covering pre-combustion, post-combustion, oxy-combustion, chemical looping, etc
  • CO2 transport by land via pipelines and tankers (rail, road and barge), or by sea using ships
  • Different CO2 storage options, including the difference between value added and non-value added storage options
  • The role of CO2 capture and storage within utilities company: Electricity /Gas /CO2 /Grid.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.

10 Credit Points towards following MSc's:

Who should attend

The course provides an understanding of the various technologies used in electricity and heat generation systems for engineers, scientists, technical managers/operators and post graduate researchers working in the field of low carbon conversion technologies. It will also be valuable to individuals and company representatives involved in technical/environmental services and energy departments. Delegates from specific industries that will benefit mostly from this course include those from the power utilities, original equipment manufacturers, heavy industries, consultancies, low carbon technology companies, as well as small and medium enterprises that provide services to these industries. In addition, the material covered and the learning objectives are designed to benefit researchers and postgraduate students in the physical sciences and engineering disciplines.


  • Professor John Oakey - Professor of Energy Technology
  • Dr Nigel Simms - Reader in Energy Materials


10% discount applies if booked eight weeks in advance. 10% discount for third and subsequent delegates from the same company/site. Discounts can be combined.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.


Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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