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Industry gathers at IGEM conference

On Wednesday 9 July the gas industry gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for the annual IGEM Carbon Monoxide: Knowledge is Power conference.

It is the second year for this conference, which brings together academics, technology experts, charities and the gas industry.

The three themes of the conference were Education, Technology and Innovation, and Research.

Roland Wessling and Dr Derrick Crump, both from Cranfield University, spoke about their projects on the impact of CO and how, in the future, their data could be translated into tangible and lifesaving results.

The conference also heard from Dr Andrew Shaw, Liverpool John Moores University, and Keith Needham, IGEM who are also recipients of research grants from GST.  Both of these studies look at CO in the domestic environment

In closing the conference GST’s Chair, Chris Bielby, praised not only the academic researchers but also the commitment and hard work taking place by other organisations who strive to educate, innovate and eradicate injuries and deaths caused by CO.

Gas Safety Trust chair Chris Bielby said: “I was delighted to see so many research projects funded by the Gas Safety Trust appear on the agenda. They were well received and acclaimed in the research section of the IGEM Carbon Monoxide: Knowledge is Power conference.

“The Trust is dedicated to supporting empirical data and underpinning evidence that will contribute to the prevention and awareness of carbon monoxide. We remain committed to this cause and would welcome any applications of a similar calibre.” 

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