Worshipful Company of Fuellers Conference (Nov 2019)

  • Christopher Harrison (Speaker)
  • Liam Cooper (Speaker)

Activity: Academic and Industrial eventsConference, workshop or symposium


The Fuellers are one of London's many "Livery companies". The ancient organisation is a society comprised of individuals in the energy industry. As part of their first ever Fuellers conference, young researchers were invited to enter an energy-based competition with entrants required to pitch an energy-related idea (be it a product, a policy or an idea) to a panel of judges. We proposed the government offer a tariff of 15p/kWh for power produced by domestic, Fuel Cell CHP systems in order to encourage their uptake in the market, identifying that current (2019) policy did not sufficiently incentivize the low-carbon technology for consumers. We developed a model and identified that 15p/kWh would enable a suitable return on investment for consumers within a 10-year product lifetime. Having successfully progressed from the semi-final on the 15th October (which was held at the organisation's headquarters), we were invited back to provide our 5-minute pitch at the conference on the 20th November (held at the Royal Society Headquarters in London). In addition to providing a talk to around 200 attendees, we also displayed a poster to allow attendees to review our work. During this poster session, we discussed our idea with his royal highness, the earl of Wessex. The conference was followed by an opportunity to mingle with industry delegates at St James' Palace.
Period20 Nov 2019
Held atWorshipful Company of Fuellers (at the Royal Society), United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational