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The call for significant investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) infrastructure for the North of England, in a recently released IPPR report, has been welcomed by the UKCCSRC. The report, titled Net-Zero North, recommends that implementing the infrastructure to […]

Imperial will act as the UK lead partner for ELEGANCY, a new international research consortium focused on enabling a low-carbon economy. ELEGANCY is a research project involving consortia from the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, supported by ACT […]

We are pleased to announce the three recipients of the September 2017 Scientific Council Collaboration Fund. The Collaboration Fund was introduced for the first time at the UKCCSRC Biannual Conference, hosted at the University of Sheffield. The award of up […]

  The Global CCS Institute yesterday launched their Global Status of CCS: 2017 report alongside the following article.  Paris climate change targets cannot be met without CCS: COP23  Policy parity and the rapid acceleration of carbon capture and storage (CCS) […]

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) welcomes the announcement that the government has identified Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as an area of strategic importance in the Clean Growth Strategy, released yesterday. CCS is a technology that […]

On 11th September, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) announced the winners of its latest Early Career Researcher (ECR) Poster Competition. ECRs conducting research into Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Universities across the UK were invited […]

UKCCSRC Director, Jon Gibbins, was invited to the 2017 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2017) in Houston on 17-20 July to give a plenary presentation on  the state of CCS in the UK and also participate in a panel on […]

See the full article, that includes videos, on the Imperial College London website Engineers from Imperial College London have dispelled a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks. The three 3D models show fluid flowing through […]

The announcement that Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant, Magnum, in the Netherlands, into a hydrogen-powered plant marks an interesting new development in carbon capture and storage […]

Today the Committee on Climate Change released a report to parliament “Meeting Carbon Budgets: Closing the Policy Gap” which again emphasises the need for a new strategic approach to CCS (including BECCS), and GGR technologies more widely. This report is […]

Jon Gibbins, Director UKCCSRC, returned to Australia to continue working with MOU partners, CO2CRC. Whilst there, he was able to attend the GCCSI Australian CCS Research Conference and Asian Pacific CCS Forum. The GCCSI issued the following press release in […]

CO2DeepStore sign multiparty MoU with China to explore investment in the Acorn CCS project in North East Scotland Full press release: Sino-British organizations to explore the construction of energy and climate change innovation and financing platform The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) […]

  The original article can be found here. The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published a new report which confirms that large scale storage sites using shared infrastructure and existing low risk technologies would provide the lowest cost route to […]

From 24 May to 3 June, Jon Gibbins, Director UKCCSRC combined an invited conference attendance in Shanghai and a trip to MOU partner CO2CRC in Melbourne. The pre-arranged visit to Australia coincided with the decision by the Australian Government to […]

This article has been taken from the Imperial College London website. Read the original article.  Combining growth strategies with climate agendas could have a positive impact on economic activity, according to a new OECD report involving Imperial. Researchers from Imperial […]

Committee on Climate Change: The infrastructure needs of a low-carbon economy prepared for climate change CCS plays a prominent role in a recent report by the CCC. Over the past year we are pleased to say the CCC have engaged with the UKCCSRC […]

The University of Southampton hosted an event held by the Clean Carbon University Strategic Research Group (USRG), on 10 May. The event covered two themes, Carbon Reduction and Capture and gave 14 early career researchers a chance to “pitch” their […]

On 30 April Jon Gibbins, Director UKCCSRC, attended the Mid-Year Meeting for The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), held in Abu Dhabi. The CSLF is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective […]

The Acorn project, a full-chain, small-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in north east Scotland, has reached another milestone this week with support from the European funding round, Advancing CCS Technologies (ACT), a part of the ERANET programme.

On 1st May 2017, Jon Gibbins, UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) Director, and Tania Constable, Chief Executive Officer, CO2CRC Limited, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that secures continued collaboration in the field of Carbon Capture and […]

On the 11 and 12 April, the UKCCSRC held their biannual conference, CCS in the UK: Delivering for the Future, at Imperial College London. A regular feature at UKCCSRC conferences is the Early Career Researcher (ECR) poster competition, where ECRs […]

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has released 10 years of CCS research on its website. The ETI’s mission is to: Invest in innovation to reduce the cost of capture and reduce the risks of storage Build knowledge to understand the […]

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) announced today, that it has been awarded £6.1M by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to continue its work for the next five years. The goal for this next […]

Not ones to rest on our laurels after last week’s busy Manchester Biannual Meeting, we’re pleased to be launching several funding opportunities for UKCCSRC members today. For ECR members, there are great opportunities for overseas collaboration through the fifth call […]

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) this morning published a letter to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, setting out the implications of the Paris Agreement for the Fifth Carbon Budget. […]

Summit Power Group, LLC (Summit) announced a major step toward financing and construction of the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP), which is the sister project of the Caledonia Clean Energy Project proposed at Grangemouth, Scotland.  On the 8th December in […]

The following letter, on the spending review decision to cancel funding for UK CCS projects, was published on The Sunday Times website on 6 December 2015 Unique energy Carbon capture and storage, CCS, differs fundamentally from other low carbon energy […]

Richard Smith, IAP Vice Chair, gave a presentation based on IAP meeting discussions at Strathclyde at a joint IEAGHG/CCSA/UKCCSRC meeting on ‘Pathways to Commercialisation’ held on 9 November 2015 at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London.   The main conclusions of […]

A group of six researchers* representing four different UK institutions recently travelled to South Africa to undertake some targeted engagement funded by the UKCCSRC. While there, the researchers carried out some initial field work on a CO2 leak through a […]

While in Glasgow for the Strathclyde Biannual Meeting, the Centre’s Independent Advisory Panel (IAP), Board, and Coordination Group were kindly invited by IAP Vice-Chair Richard Smith for an evening of networking and whisky at the Auchentoshan distillery, hosted by Howden […]

Closing date: 16:00 on 30 October 2015 NERC invites the UK energy and Earth science community to submit high-level ideas for the science capability and capacity requirements of the Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface (ESIOS) project. ESIOS […]

The secure and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) within a single geological storage formation can be optimised by injecting CO2 at more than one point simultaneously, according to results from an innovative study of rocks beneath the UK North […]

CALGARY, ALBERTA — An international collaborative research initiative funded by the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) got underway at CMC’s Field Research Station in July with the arrival of three University of Bristol seismologists. Drs. Anna Stork, […]

Carbon capture and storage was a major theme at the 8th International Symposium on Coal Combustion held on July 19-22 2015 in Beijing. There was also a broad multinational attendance as well as extensive Chinese contributions. UKCCSRC Director, Jon Gibbins, drew […]

A new $48.4 million research facility is set to play a major role in advancing research for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Australia, by creating stronger links between industry and science.  NGL is a collaboration between CSIRO, Curtin […]

Today, at an event in London, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change launched the Teesside Collective’s plan for the UK to lead the world in combining a growing industrial base […]

Linking the development of enhanced oil recovery in the North Sea to low-carbon electricity can bring significant benefits to the wider UK economy while accelerating carbon storage and providing the most cost-effective pathway to UK decarbonisation targets, a new report […]

Today the UK Government published the details of their comprehensive CCS knowledge sharing initiative.  As part of the initiative, 45 detailed written reports from both the Peterhead and White Rose CCS Projects will be released. These reports will share the […]

Paul Fennell, Jon Gibbins, Niall MacDowell and Juerg Matter participated in the Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Gordon Research Conference ‘Defining the Frontiers’ held from May 31 – June 5, 2015 at Stonehill College Easton, MA with support from US MOU […]

In late April the UKCCSRC was delighted to host Max Ball, manager of SaskPower Clean Coal Technologies, when he visitied the UK. Max’s travel to the UK was supported by the UK FCO and Science & Innovation Network. Max currently manages […]

Andy Chadwick, Individual Merit Research Scientist at the British Geological Survey, has been recently admitted to the post of Honorary Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. This is in recognition of his work on Carbon […]

The Aquistore Project has begun injecting carbon dioxide 3.4 km underground in Canada’s first deep saline CO2 storage project. Over the initial injection period of six months, the project expects to inject up to 1000 tns/day for scientific research, and secure, […]

UKCCSRC – CMC FRS Workshop On the 16th March, representatives from UKCCSRC and CMC Research Institutes, attending the Canada-UK CCS Meeting in Canada House, London, met to plan a workshop to explore future collaboration opportunities and access for UK researchers […]

H.E Obed Mlaba, South African High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Dumisani Ntuli, Minister for Maritime Affairs in the High Commission, Mr Phumudzo Ratshitanga, First Secretary, Ms Pumela Salela, UK Country Head, Brand South Africa and Brian Filling, Honorary Consul […]

UKCCSRC’s partner organisation, the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, launched  a Carbon Capture Ready (CCR) Report for the China Resources Power (Haifeng) Units 3 and 4, 2 x 1000MW Ultra-supercritical Coal-fired Plants, in Guangzhou on 19 March 2015.  UKCCSRC Director, Jon […]

Yesterday, 25th February 2015, drilling commenced at CMC Research Institute‘s Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) and the University of Calgary’s Field Research Station (FRS#1). When completed in early 2016 the field research station (FRS) will be the first of its […]

The second Brainstorming Day on the long-term fate of geologically stored CO2 was successfully held in Paris, France, on December 19th 2014. Specialists from the international CCS community were gathered to discuss a variety of topics such as natural analogues, […]

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The CO2CRC Otway Project site is looking very active above ground at the moment with a drilling rig onsite and a monitoring system being installed. This next phase of monitoring is part of CO2CRC’s new programme of research undertaken as part of […]

A unique field research station to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to monitor and verify secure underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) is being supported with a $4.9 million investment by the federal government. Yesterday, the Minister of […]

Richard Adamson, the Managing Director of CMC Research Institutes (formerly Carbon Management Canada), visited the UKCCSRC PACT facilities at Beighton, Sheffield on Friday 30 January – once snowploughs had opened the roads across the Pennines to allow him to get […]

North Sea nations have the skills and storage capacity to deliver a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry that will transform Europe’s industry and power sectors, providing a least cost transition to a low-carbon future and a reliable electricity supply […]

DECC has made up to £2.5m funding available to deliver a new CCS project to identify the next phase of CO2 storage sites in the North Sea.  The £2.5m is new funding from DECC’s Innovation Fund and will be delivered […]

DECC has today announced additional funding available for CCS research, development and innovation. As part of DECC’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) Phase 4 Competition, with £5M for projects in Financial Year 2015/16, up to £2.5M will be prioritised for CCS and related […]

CO2CRC Research Symposium is taking place in Tourquay, Australia on the 25th-26th November. Top national and international researchers in carbon capture and storage technologies will meet to present significant new findings from their work. Including two of our members: Paul […]

In the 23rd session of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy at the UN in Geneva, CCS was covered in a lecture by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell  and a panel session with the title ‘From source to […]

On 13 November Jon Gibbins presented on CCS for natural gas power plants at the MIT Carbon Sequestration Forum 16 in Cambridge, MA.  The other speaker on the topic was Satish Reddy from Fluor whose talk included Fluor’s extensive experience […]

On 28 October UKCCSRC Director Jon Gibbins and ECR member Rudra Kapila spoke at a meeting with the University of Edinburgh ‘Engineers Without Borders’ group, arranged by Network Manager Ciara O’Connor.  This focused on CCS applications in developing countries, where […]

UKCCSRC Director Jon Gibbins attended the tenth session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels on 21 October 2014 at the UNECE in Geneva, Switzerland, and also gave a presentation on UK CCS activities in the preceding Stakeholder Consultations […]

Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world’s first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired […]

The UKCCSRC Call 1 project ‘CO2 storage in Paleogene and Neogene hydrogeological systems of the North Sea: preparation for an IODP scientific drilling bid’ has achieved considerable success by collaboration with a Norwegian research group. CCS researchers at British Geological Survey, […]

This week in Nature Climate Change an international team of scientists have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs. This innovative […]

The UKCCSRC’s efforts to work collaboratively with international partners were strengthened today with the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) at the Centre’s Biannual Meeting in Cardiff. The first MoU is between the UKCCSRC and the Dutch national R&D programme […]

International collaborative research to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects was furthered today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by representatives of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and the Cooperative Research Centre […]

SSE is currently undertaking FEED (Front end engineering design) development of a Carbon Capture and Storage project at Peterhead power station and is looking for a Placement Engineer to support the design development activities during FEED. SSE are working with Shell to […]

The UKCCSRC was delighted to hear that Dursun Can Ozcan, an Early Career Researcher (ECR) member of the Centre, has received an Honourable Mention Award from the Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) for the progress of his PhD research […]

The Technical Programme for the GHGT-12 International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, which will take place in Austin, Texas, from 5-9 October, is now online at Registration is open with early bird registration ending on the 13th June.

The new NERC Strategic Programme Action Group (SPAG) has been set up to help NERC process and prioritise research ideas so that the best science can be developed in the most appropriate context. NERC is now inviting ideas for scientific advances […]

Professor Stefano Brandani, Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh and UKCCSRC Research Area Champion for Adsorption and Membranes, was last week made a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia). The award […]

Today, 31st March 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report stating that the effects of climate change are already being experienced around the world. This report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability comes from […]

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced the award of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project on a natural gas power plant in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  This […]

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and SaskPower have established a joint initiative to link practical experience on SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project with a wide-ranging academic carbon capture and storage (CCS) research programme.   The three-year Memorandum of […]

The UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and Carbon Management Canada (CMC-NCE) have established an exchange program allowing Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from their respective organisations to collaborate with each other on carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Up to £5,000 […]

The UK is Well-positioned to Lead in Carbon Capture and Storage The UK has more secure storage capacity for carbon dioxide in the rocks deep under the North Sea than the rest of the EU put together.  This is a […]

The outline submission deadline for the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) call is 4 April 2013.  The UKCCSRC Management Team has prepared guidelines in connection with the outline call phase.  These guidelines are intended primarily for proposed CDT programmes in […]

Dr Steve Larter visited the UKCCSRC on Monday, 18 February, to give a seminar on carbon management in Canada.  Dr Larter is a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary.  Prior to joining the […]

Carbon Capture and Storage from UK Industries The UK CCS Research Centre in collaboration with BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) organised a series of meetings during October-December 2012 examining the current […]

The UK CCS Research Centre has approved £1.8M in support for 13 research projects based on the first phase of its Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery (RAPID) process. Fourteen UK research institutions are involved in these projects which span the […]

Following a recent UKCCSRC mission to Canada, there may be scope for projects in the  current UKCCSRC call for proposals and the EPSRC ‘Challenges in Geological Storage for CCS’ call1 to be linked to ongoing research at CANMET2 or with PTRC’s Aquistore3 project. Support for […]

A UK delegation, consisting of Trevor Drage (University of Nottingham), Professor Jon Gibbins (University of Edinburgh), Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh), Mohamed Pourkashanian (University of Leeds), David Reiner (University of Cambridge), Jacqui Williams (EPSRC), Richard Smith and Jim Cooper (Howden […]

Four months of hard work by a team of UK CCS researchers and technology developers have gone into the launch of the first version of the Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery (RAPID) Handbook.  The RAPID Handbook addresses two basic […]

​The UKCCSRC official launch will take place on the afternoon of 19 September, 2012, as part of a joint UKCCSRC and UKCCSC Biannual Meeting, held at the University of Durham from 19 – 20 September.  The joint Biannual Meeting begins […]

PN 25/12 Issue Date: Tuesday 3 April, 2012 New £13M UK Centre for CCS research to be established The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced a £13 million […]