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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has widely been considered as the only technology available that can achieve deep reductions in carbon emissions from both power generation and industrial processes. However, despite the progress achieved so far, the large energy penalty of CO 2 capture with existing technologies, which represents the most costly single element of the whole CCS chain, still remains a major performance barrier. Among many new technologies that have been explored in recent years, adsorption-based capture, also known as dry CO 2 scrubbing, has been considered as a viable alternative to the state-of-the-art aqueous amine scrubbing for significantly reduced energy penalty, with a range of porous solid sorbents with high adsorption capacities having been developed at different laboratory...Read more
This blog was provided by Li Anne Cheah, a PhD student at the Heriot-Watt University, whose attendance at the 2019 Winter School was supported by the UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC). The 2019 winter school took place in the Halifax Hall, Sheffield from 12th to 14th February. The researchers involved, ranging from 1st year PhD/EngD students to research fellow, were from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy and UKCCSRC. The main goal of the school is to help the development of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange to apply research in the field of the energy sector and carbon capture and storage (CCS). In addition to that, students are expected to acquire transferable skills such as networking,...Read more
Introduction The 2019 Winter School held by EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and CFE aims to help early career researchers to develop their knowledge and capacity to apply research in conventional fossil fuel energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to global problems. The training course also aims to develop their understanding of technical and social issues of energy, the environment and climate change in the UK. As an ECR of the UK CCS Research Centre, I appreciate that I have had the chance to get involved in this event and meet other people who work in the CCS. In the next sections, I will share my journey in 2019 Winter School. Activities The 2019 Winter School...Read more
I attended the ECR Winter School 2019 organised by the UKCCSRC from the 12th – 14th of February 2019. It took place in Halifax Hall in Sheffield and fortunately for me I live in Sheffield. I did not know what to expect as I have never been to this type of event, but I did know that I would be meeting lots of research students. On day 1, we had a few guest speakers talk to us about energy trends over the last year and bio-energy with CCS (BECCS). I was really interested in the BECCS talk because my research project adopts this approach. Also, there was a talk about careers with a doctoral degree. I definitely would not forget...Read more