Seminar: A bold carbon neutral vision for SA

SACOME held a FREE member-only seminar on Friday 9 October on the topic of South Australia becoming a carbon neutral state. A special thanks to event partners EY and The University College London.

You can view their presentations as they become available by logging onto the members-only section of our website.

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Professor Paul Stevens - A coming of age for renewables?

Professor Paul Stevens is a Visiting Professor at UCL (Australia) and Distinguished Research Fellow (Energy) at Chatham House, London. He has published extensively on energy economics, the international petroleum industry, unconventional gas, economic development issues and the political economy of the Gulf and works as a consultant for many companies and governments across the globe.

Paul was awarded the 2009 OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of oil and energy research. The award honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the petroleum industry and oil-related issues, have demonstrated a high level of independence and integrity, and persistently presented a critical, yet impartial view on oil-related issues in debates.


Terry Kallis - SA Renewables: Snapshot, future challenges and opportunities

Terry was recently named SA Energy Professional of the Year. He is Executive Director of Petratherm Limited, an Adelaide based ASX listed geothermal energy explorer and developer and Principal of Kallis & Co Pty Ltd, his privately owned power project development and consultancy company. Terry is a SACOME Councillor and former Chairman of the Australian Geothermal Energy Association (AGEA).

With more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian energy sector including 20 years at senior executive level, a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, Terry is an expert on the renewable energy industry and the local applications, challenges and policy setting.


Professor Magnus Nyden - Optimising local resources to achieve a low carbon future

Magnus has published over 140 papers in the field of material science and physical chemistry. He is best known for his work in Magnetic Resonance (MR) studies in porous materials. Magnus is currently undertaking research in scalable energy storage and exploring new technologies for low-cost battery solutions for energy storage. The estimated cost of the battery components is as low as 5 $/kWh and the technology, based on liquid metals, will allow for a three hundred year life time without drop in performance and under fluctuating power applications.

Magnus is head of department of the School of Energy Resources at the University College London’s Australia campus in Adelaide. He is an honorary professor with University College London and a visiting professor with Harbin University. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland and Chalmers University of Technology.


Professor Wasim Saman - The transition to low carbon living

Wasim is professor of sustainable energy engineering and Director of the Barbara Hardy Institute/ University of South Australia. He is Research Leader in the CRC for Low Carbon Living and Node Co-Leader in the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative.

With a career focussed on sustainable energy education and industry targeted research since the 1980s, he has published over 200 technical articles and supervised 30 post graduate research candidates. Wasim has a record for developing and implementing sustainable systems including solar and energy efficient heating, cooling and storage systems. He is currently involved in developing new energy rating tools for Australian housing with current research including developing an integrated solar system for water heating, integrating solar generation into roofing systems, evaluating an innovative low carbon, energy and water housing development at Lochiel Park, and building solar electricity generation and storage systems.