I recently heard that the OSES (Offshore Energy and Storage Summit) conference series may still be considering abstracts for their conference on 4-6 July 2018 in Ningbo, China.
This is a great conference and a great place for ideas and discussion surrounding all aspects of offshore energy. Thermo-mechanical energy storage technologies in particular are a major theme due to their potential for use with large scale offshore renewable technologies, and the conference committee certainly contains some of leaders in this field; Seamus Garvey, Rupp Carriveau, Tonio Saint, Daniel Friedrich, Jonathan Shek and Andrew Pimm.
I was lucky enough to go to the inaugural OSES conference in 2014, where I presented a concept for isobaric CAES using carbon dioxide to maintain high pressure storage. It was thoroughly enjoyable as well as introducing me to a lot of interesting people and ideas.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this year, but I plan to return to the thermo-mechanical scene soon so perhaps in 2019…
Also – for anyone wondering – I never got around to publishing the “isobaric CAES using CO2” concept in a journal article, but last year another team from China had the same idea. I’m definitely annoyed that I didn’t get around to submitting it as I have had a very similar article ready to submit (the extension of my conference paper), but it will teach me to be more proactive and I guess it is good that other people are thinking hard about CAES too!