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Dr János Szuhánszki and Dr Karen N Finney from Energy2050/PACT at the University of Sheffield Travelled to S Korea to Visit the Korea Institute of Energy Research Financed through the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund, two researchers from the University of Sheffield – Dr János Szuhánszki and Dr Karen N Finney – travelled to South Korea to visit the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) in August 2017. Hosted by Dr Young Cheol Park, the two-day itinerary involved research presentations by the Energy2050/PACT researchers and by the KIER research team, as well as lab tours in Daejeon and a site visit to the Hadong Power Plant and carbon capture facility. On the first day we gave an overview of the...Read more
This diverse session was comprised of three talks, covering issues related to the transport of CO 2 , the economics of investing in low carbon technologies and the flexibility of the whole CCS network. The session was attended by approximately 20 researchers, including a handful of early career researchers. Dr Jie Ke, standing in for Prof Mike George, kicked off the session with a presentation titled ‘Measurement of water solubility limits of CO 2 mixtures to underpin the safe pipeline transportation of CO 2 ’. The talk was centred around measurements of the solubility of water in the CO 2 phase at a range of pressures and with varying levels of impurities. The water contained in the CO 2 phase...Read more
Oxy-fuel technologies This capture session of the UKCCSRC Autumn 2017 biannual was focussed around the use and application of oxy-fuel technologies. It began with a talk by Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian from the University of Sheffield. Professor Pourkashanian began by informing the audience of the history behind oxy-fuel technology, namely that it was developed originally in the 1940’s due to the demand for high temperature flames for use in welding, cutting and flame polishing applications. Overtime the technology developed further and by the 1990’s the technology was firmly established as a process to capture carbon dioxide emissions at an industrial scale. Today the technology is moving towards high temperature and high pressure applications with the potential to become a zero emissions...Read more
After a very good lunch with lots of interesting chat, which is common to a UKCCSRC biannual meeting, the scene was set for the third Transport & Storage outbreak session. A diverse group of expert speakers were invited to give updates in specific R&D areas ranging from fundamental research about the properties of impure CO 2 , over CO 2 capture at ships, over the potential induced seismicity from injecting CO 2 , to the tracking of CO 2 in geological stores. It was Richard Graham who started off to give a fascinating overview of the key ways to determine the thermophysical properities of impure CO 2 . Generally, they can be classified into three areas. While these properties are...Read more