The Fuel and Energy Research Forum has been created to bring together all those with interests in fuel and energy research, particularly biomass, waste and fossil fuels and to promote and integrate these interests in the UK and worldwide. These research areas are increasingly important as carbon-fuels continue to play a key role in the energy mix of today. These fuels provide a widely-distributed, secure and reliable source of energy that is relatively easy to obtain. Clean carbon-fuel technology is the order of the day, with particular attention being paid to carbon capture and storage in view of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions from carbon-based usage.
The First Conference in the ECCRIA series of Conferences was held in 1996 at Loughborough University and building on the success of the previous twelve ECCRIA conferences, this 1st FERIA Conference is to be held at the University of Nottingham.
Situated in the East Midlands region of England on the edge of Sherwood Forest, the legendary home of Robin Hood, Nottingham has had a colourful past of legend and lace and caves and castles. The City of Nottingham is home to nearly 300,000 people including over 70,000 students at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Beneath the bustling city streets is a unique labyrinth of man-made caves, and above the ground, Nottingham Castle stands high on the city skyline. With exhibitions describing its turbulent history, the castle is also an acclaimed museum and art gallery for contemporary works. Nottingham's industrial heritage is founded on lace, where its fascinating story is told at the Museum of Nottingham Lace. As well as Robin Hood, other famous figures who have helped shape Nottingham’s heritage are, Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence, Jesse Boot, William Booth and the mathematician, George Green. Nottingham has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bistros around the city which, when weather permits, bring al fresco dining for a real continental feel. In the evening, Nottingham is still buzzing with life as the choice of entertainment on offer brings people of all ages to the city to sample what is becoming a legendary nightlife. Nottingham is also well served by excellent theatres, where the Victorian Theatre Royal, the Nottingham Playhouse, the Broadway, the Malt Cross Music Hall and the modern Royal Concert Hall, all bring a year-round programme of drama and music to the city. Nottingham is also home to two League Football Clubs, Nottingham Forest and Notts County. This friendly and vibrant city provides an excellent base for the conference and a showcase for the English East Midlands, where it is hoped that delegates from outside the UK will continue to support this event and will thoroughly enjoy their stay in Nottingham.
Road : The city has road links via the M1 Motorway.
Rail : Direct rail links mean that Nottingham is only 1h.45mins. from London.
Air : The East Midlands International Airport is nearby, (12 miles), with Birmingham International Airport
only 48 miles away
Bus : There are great bus services running throughout the day and throughout the city, linking the University to all major city attractions.