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An update on current research in the field of solids used for CO 2 capture and an excursion into CO 2 flow metering and its difficulties The second part of the morning parallel sessions in Sheffield started with a presentation by Prof Ben Anthony from Cranfield University on the topic “UK demonstration of Enhanced Calcium Looping, and First Global Demonstration of Advanced Doping Techniques”. He began his talk by explaining the basic principle concepts of Calcium Looping and pointing out successful pilot scale demonstration plants around the world in the scale of several MWth. Going from there Ben emphasised that the aim of his current research ambition is to demonstrate the viability of enhanced calcium looping technologies for CCS using...Read more
Biomass session: the past, present, and future of BECCS This was my first Biannual, and a great introduction to the UKCCSRC! It was useful to learn more about the research landscape and to begin to get to know the UK CCS community. The dedicated ECR programme and the support from the meeting fund certainly made me feel like I was being welcomed with open arms. The session on Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) was of particular interest to me, as I am based at the CDT in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds. BECCS is widely recognised as an important technology for achieving our global climate goals. It is one of the routes to achieve negative emissions, which are likely to...Read more
This blog was written by Charlotte Mitchell, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Autumn 2017 Biannual Meeting in Sheffield on 11th and 12th September. The first Transport and Storage parallel session on 12th September was chaired by Professor Andy Chadwick and three researchers presented some of their recent work. The opening speaker was Dr Anatoliy Vorobev of the University of Southampton, who talked about the ‘Thermo- and Hydrodynamics of Slowly Miscible Interfaces’. He likened this work to studying the behaviour of a honey droplet in a teacup and explained that this was valuable to the understanding of CO 2 mixing with oil in the enhanced oil...Read more
My name is Hisham Al Baroudi, and I am a research student about to enter in his second year of PhD programme at Cranfield University. I feel lucky to be working on a project which I find extremely interesting and stimulating, exhibiting high technical and engineering challenges. The project concerns large scale CO 2 shipping, with particular references to the development of more efficient, reliable and safe operations to decarbonize power sectors and industry with a higher degree of flexibility. The fact that it is an experimental approach that requires me to upgrade the existing UKCCSRC Pact facility makes it even more fascinating. Understanding the effects that different impurities components exhibit in different parts of the shipping chain (e.g. loading,...Read more

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