After holding a very successful 1st Annual Meeting in Liblice, Czech Republic, ShaleXenvironmenT consortium will hold its next annual meeting in Florence, Italy on 11th – 14th of June 2017. Public dissemination activities will take place on 13th of June in the afternoon, please see the Agenda and Practical Information Document for Registration and other tips!
A few days before Christmas the ShaleXenvironmenT consortium hosted “Shaleology: Forum on Shale Gas Research”. The event took place on December, 19th at the Geological Society London and was attended by approximately 50 attendees from academia, government and the private sector. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon, which allowed interesting exchanges amongst the participants.
If you missed the event, you can follow the links below to watch the full recording:
This forum was the first among a series of events that ShaleXenvironmenT Consortium will be organising, stay tuned for the next one!
On December, 19th ShaleXenvironmenT consortium will host a public forum at the Geological Society London, aiming at presenting and discussing the state-of-the art of Shale Gas research in Europe. It will involve speakers from Academia, Industry and Government and offer an opportunity for poster presentations, so as to support fact-based and science-backed knowledge-sharing.
You can register here
Last month, the CSGI team presented 3 posters showcasing their work in SXT, at ECIS 2016: the 30th Conference of the European Colloid and interface Society, which took place in Rome, between September 4-9.
Lo Nostro P. “Innovative systems for the control of viscosity of polymer dispersions for shale gas applications” [See PDF]
Tatini D. “Physico-chemical properties of green hydraulic fracturing fluids for European shale gas extraction” [See PDF]
Sarri F. “Rheology of green gelling agents in fracturing fluid formulations for shale gas exploitation” [See PDF]
On July 26th, 10 talented prospective engineers completed the first ShaleXenvironmenT ‘Summer Challenge’. They learned about the UCL departments of Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering, and about the Institute of Making.
They learned about shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, fuel cells, fluorescent algae and catalysts, among other things, and they also saw how chemical engineers contribute to producing pharmaceuticals. Inspired by nature, the 10 students then successfully completed an individual project and presented enthusiastically their refreshing ideas.
We wish these young scientists the best of luck for their future career, and we hope to see them in our classrooms in 2017.
Learn more about the UCL Summer Challenge programme.
The ShaleXenvironmenT consortium gathered in Liblice, Czech Republic for its First Annual Meeting between June 19-22, 2016.
10 months into the project, this meeting was an opportunity for all the researchers working on the project to meet and update each other on their research progress. Moreover, students in the different research groups joined the meeting, and a poster presentation of their work was organised.
It was the first time the Industry Practitioners and the External Advisory Boards (see members here) had a chance to meet, and they fed back valuable advice to the consortium.
ShaleXenvironmenT’s two external boards, the ‘External Advisory Board’ and the ‘Industry Practitioners Board’ are now complete. Almost all members in both boards will be attending the upcoming annual consortium meeting.
A full list of the external board members is available here.
Prof. Alberto Striolo, ShaleXenvironmenT’s Coordinator, presented the project and the consortium’s first results at the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbons Extraction Annual Conference.
The Conference, bringing together practitioners from industry, research, academia and civil society, took place in Brussels on February 23rd 2016, and Prof. Striolo’s presentation can be consulted here.
More information and the other speakers’ presentations are available on the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre website.
UCL has launched a New Post-Graduate Taught MSc Program on Global Management of Natural Resources. The program builds, in part, on the research activities conducted within ShaleXenvironmenT. More details are available here.
5-6 November 2015
All consortium members met at University College London on 5-6th of November for the first official meeting of the project. Current priorities, both in terms of project coordination and research activities, were discussed at length; and all Work Package Leaders updated the consortium on their progress.
27-28 October 2015
On October 27th-28th, Alberto Striolo represented ShaleXenvironmenT at the Technical Workshop ‘IEA Gas & Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement’(GOTIA), in Brussels. He presented a seminar titled “ShaleXenvironmenT’s Research Activities on Water Reclamation”.
2 September 2015
CSGI is looking for a young talented person with a Master degree in Chemistry (or equivalent) with expertise in physical chemistry of formulations, colloid and surface sciences and a documented experience in using the instrumental techniques that are relevant to the project, but with no more than four years of experimental work after the achievement of the Master degree. Time period: 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2016. The contract is renewable annually up to three years
Gross salary: up to EUR. 16.200 for the time period above specified. More information on how to apply…
14-15 May 2015
ShaleXenvironmenT’s partners and collaborators gathered up at UCL in London prior to the start date of the project, in order to discuss the project’s objectives and discuss its first priorities. The meeting featured a presentation of all work packages, brainstorming sessions and discussions centered around the project’s management (finances, meetings, communication, etc.).
3 February 2015
The ShaleXenvironmenT proposal, submitted under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 call Understanding, preventing and mitigating the potential environmental impacts and risks of shale gas exploration and exploitation is approved for funding.
Find out more about the project on the EU’s Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) and in the Horizon2020 magazine.