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Express Interest by w/c 23rd August

Invitation to Join our Working Groups for Degradation in Structural Materials for Net Zero

The Henry Royce Institute is inviting members of the Materials Community to join one of two Working Groups.

These are being formed to take forward the recommendations in the recently launched landscape report “Degradation in Structural Materials for Net Zero produced in collaboration with Royce, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and the Institute of Corrosion.

The priority focus areas for the Working Groups are materials for:

  • High Volume Compressors for Hydrogen
  • Carbon Capture and Storage

A core recommendation from the report is the requirement for a Technology Roadmap which sets out the key technologies required to reach net zero and the dates by which they are expected to make a contribution to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

This roadmap will reduce the risk associated with new infrastructure and allow funding bodies to prioritise research, development and innovation programmes targeted at understanding, and ultimately taming, degradation.

These important Working Groups will support this endeavour.

We’re focussing initially on these two key areas and we’ll be building a short business case for investment which will have a major, positive economic impact into the future. We’re keen to develop the investment case with community input, particularly from those working in relevant industries, as well as from experts within the academic community.

This will kick off an important piece of work with great potential to make a considerable impact on tackling structural degradation during the transition to net zero.

About the meetings

Watch Royce Engagement Manager Andrew Bowfield talk more about the Working Groups here:


The first meeting is provisionally scheduled for the week beginning 23rd August.
We expect the groups to meet 2-4 times for a one hour meeting over subsequent weeks.

This is an open call and those interested should provide a short description of their role and expertise and indicate their interest in joining one these groups by emailing along with their name, role and organisation details.

Please name which group you are seeking to join in the subject of the email.


Royce will notify all those who have applied by w/c 23rd August and invite successful parties to form a working group.

For further information on the Working Groups please contact Andrew Bowfield ( in the first instance.