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The sixth and latest assessment on climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the deployment of large-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies are “unavoidable” if the world is to […]

Ziqi Shen (Cranfield University) provides highlights of Plenary session 3 of the UKCCSRC Autumn 2022 Conference. At the final plenary session of UKCCSRC Autumn 2022 Conference held in Edinburgh on the 8th September, three interesting carbon capture and storage projects […]

Xiaoya Zhu (University of Nottingham), William Davies (Brunel University London) and Imran Ahmed (Newcastle University) provide an overview of Plenary session 2, on day 2 of the UKCCSRC Autumn 2022 Conference. Day two of the conference kicked off bright and […]

Siqi Wang (Cranfield University), Shervan Babamohammadi (Brunel University London) and Evan Goldman (University of Nottingham) share their experiences of Plenary session 1, on day 1 of the UKCCSRC Autumn Conference 2022. The first plenary session of the UKCCSRC Autumn Conference […]

Serap Ozmen (Cranfield University), Mikhail (Mike) Gorbounov (Brunel University London) and Xu Yang (University of Nottingham) describe the Welcome and Keynote sessions, on day 1 of the UKCCSRC Autumn Conference 2022. Welcome The University of Edinburgh hosted the UKCCSRC Autumn […]

We’re pleased to share a blog report from one of our Flexible Funding 2021 investigators, Enrico Andreoli, who led the F4-Next-CC project. Here’s what the team have to say about their research: “Scalable CO2 sorbent materials are a cornerstone for […]

In this blog post Jiacheng Sun, University of Edinburgh, shares his experience of the ECR Awayday, held May 24-25th 2022 at Imperial College London. The UKCCSRC ECR Awayday was a very good opportunity for ECRs from different universities to gather […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, John Owolabi, University of Hull, Yuanting Qiao, University of Sheffield, and Yuan Chen, University of Edinburgh share their experiences of Plenary session 2: Capacity development within clusters – CO2 transport and […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Siqi Wang, Cranfield University and Ziqi Shen, Cranfield University share their experience of Flexible Funded Projects Session 2C. In this session, five speakers presented their work supported by the UKCCSRC Flexible […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Qi Huang, Queen’s University Belfast shares her experience of Flexible Funded Projects Session 2B. Economical and feasible strategy for reducing global CO2 level It’s my great honour to have the opportunity […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Mengbin Li, University of Nottingham, Jacqueline Penn, Newcastle University, Adam Zaidi, University of Manchester share their experiences of Flexible Funded Projects Session 2A. The session of UKCCSRC Flexible funded research programmes chaired […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Catrin Harris, Imperial College London and Gurpreet Singh Sodhi, Cranfield University, share their experiences of Core Research Parallel session 1B: Storage. The challenges of geological carbon storage We heard from 4 […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series Mohaned Aboshatta, University of Strathclyde, Xu Yang, University of Nottingham, Serap Ozmen, Cranfield University, write about the Core Research session 1A: Capture, on day one of the conference. Parallel session 1A […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Shervan Babamohammadi, Brunel University London, discusses  Prof Mathieu Lucquiaud’s presentation during Plenary session 1. A window to better understand Carbon Capture and Storage It has often occurred to me to discuss […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Xiaoya Zhu, University of Nottingham shares her experience of Plenary session 1: UK ongoing capacity initiatives Plenary session 1: UK ongoing capacity initiatives The UKCCSRC Spring Conference focusing on building capacity […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Michael High, Imperial College London shares his experience of Plenary Session 1: UK ongoing capacity initiatives. Plenary session 1: UK ongoing capacity initiatives The session was opened Gerard Davies from EPSRC. I […]

As part of our Spring Conference ECR blog series, Kranthi Jonnalagadda shares his experience of the UKCCSRC Spring Conference. What a useful CCS conference!! Wednesday 20 April On a nippy morning at 8:00 AM, my colleague and I stepped out […]

As part of our Spring Conference 2022 resources, members of our ECR community have written blogs about our conference that took place 20-21st April 2022. For our first piece in the Spring Conference 2022 ECR blog series, Muhammad Ibrahim Irshad, University […]

We’re excited to share a blog report from one of our Flexible Funding 2020 projects, Salman Masoudi Soltani’s Biomass combustion ash in carbon capture. Here’s what the team have to say about their research: “Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage […]

It’s been a good week for blogs from our Flexible Funding investigators! We’re really happy to share our second blog report for this week, the blog report on Feasibility study into Quantum Technology-based Gravity Sensing for Carbon Dioxide Capture and […]

We’re pleased to share the blog report as an output of ‘Advancements in mixed amine atmospheric kinetic models‘, one of our Flexible Funding 2021 projects from Dr Kevin Hughes and Prof Mohammed Pourkashanian, and their Research Associate Dr Christopher Parks, […]

In this case study, we’ll be exploring 2021’s SSE Thermal Academic Engineer placement with the previous successful applicant, our ECR member Jacky Penn of the University of Newcastle, and an employer perspective from Tom Snow, Senior Engineer at SSE Thermal. […]

Dr Charithea Charalambous is a research associate in the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) and the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) at Heriot-Watt University. Charithea was awarded with the UKCCSRC ECR Collaboration Fund Award to travel […]

Today we’re sharing a diary-style blog report from Dr Andrew Cavanagh (University of Edinburgh), on ‘Storage Capacity and Reserve Provision – The gigatonne challenge embedded in European net zero’, as part of Prof Stuart Haszeldine’s outputs for his Flexible Funding […]

We’re pleased to share a blog report below from Stavros Michailos, Mohammed S. Ismail and Lin Ma of Energy 2050 at the University of Sheffield, on Lin’s Flexible Funding 2020 project, Evaluation of different CCUS systems based on the MCFC […]

We’re excited to share the blog report from Dr Vincenzo Spallina (University of Manchester) on his 2018 Flexible Funding research project, CLYCHING – CLean hYdrogen and CHemicals production via chemical loopING: Chemical looping reforming with packed bed reactors has been […]

We’re pleased to share this blog post co-authored by Chinonyelum Udemu (University of Hull), David Eshun (University of Chester) and Monica Da Silva Santos (Cranfield University), who had the opportunity to attend the inaugural PhD training at Translational Energy Research […]

We’re pleased to share the press release on some key findings from Dr Stuart Gilfillan’s 2018 Flexible Funded project, Resolving CO2 trapping and tracking CO2 migration in the Carbon Management Canada Field Research Station, Canada, using inherent tracing tools, from […]

Related to Prof Yong Yan’s recent blog report on his Flexible Funded 2020 project, we’re pleased to share more about the paper that has been published as a result. Professor Yong Yan from the University of Kent and his collaborators […]

The UKCCSRC recently supported Imran Ahmed from Newcastle University to attend the ECR Winter School hosted by the CDT in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems. Here he shares his experiences about his time in Nottingham: “I am a first year […]

Prof Yong Yan, University of Kent, shares his report blog as an output from his project report for Monitoring of CO2 flow under CCS conditions through multi-modal sensing and machine learning, which was funded under our Flexible Funding 2020 call: “Following […]

We’re delighted to share a blog on the Scientific Council Collaboration Fund (SCCF) 2018 project, Exploitation of specialised CCUS equation of state, from the project’s research team Dr Ben Wetenhall at Newcastle University, Dr Richard Graham at Nottingham University and […]

We’re pleased to present a blog output from one of our 2018 Scientific Council Collaboration Fund award winners, Prof Hao Liu, University of Nottingham, and Prof Steven Milne, University of Leeds, on their research project ‘Evaluation of additives to prevent/alleviate […]

CO2-FROST: CO2 frost formation during cryogenic carbon capture with tomography analysis is a research project funded as part of the UKCCSRC flexible funding 2020 programme. Here, David Cann (University of Chester), Yuan Chen (University of Edinburgh), Dr Carolina Font Palma […]

Dr Richard Porter and Dr Ryan (Feng) Wang, both from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, provide an overview of their CCS research project, Optimising methanol production from steel manufacture off gases, funded as part of the UKCCSRC […]

Congratulations to Salman Masoudi Soltani, whose research paper for his UKCCSRC 2020 flexible funding project has just been published! Salman’s paper, Influence of surface modification on selective CO2 adsorption: A technical review on mechanisms and methods, highlights some key issues […]

A new paper by Jen Roberts (Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde) and Linda Stalker (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Energy division, and Science Director of the National Geosequestration […]

Here we have a very informative blog post by Dr Gang Wang, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, on the career benefits of organising ECR events. Thanks Gang, and well done on your fellowship!: This post […]

As part of the UKCCSRC Flexible Funding programme, Professor Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, and her team at the University of Strathclyde, looked at the potential role of CCS in achieving Net Zero from a wider […]

Dr Sergey Martynov, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London gives an overview the research he undertook in collaboration with researchers from University College London and the University of Manchester. The project was funded by the UKCCSRC through the Scientific […]

As part of our Spring 2020 Web Series, our Research Support Officer Rachel Money presents a lay view on the importance of narratives in communicating CCS effectively: As part of the UKCCSRC Spring Web series, Professor Karen Turner, Director of […]

Reace, David and Laura recently organised an ECR-led workshop, ‘Decarbonisation through Large-Scale Hydrogen Production and CCS Infrastructure’ at the University of Chester, with support from the University of Edinburgh, with funding from the 2019 ECR Activity Fund. Here we interview […]

Dhinesh Thangandar from Cranfield University shares his experience of collaborating with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, with funding secured from the 2019 ECR Collaboration Fund: Collaboration with IPESE-EPFL, Switzerland I am a PhD researcher at Cranfield University, […]

Here we talk to Hisham Al-Baroudi, an ECR member from Cranfield University, who used the funding he secured through our 2018 ECR Collaboration fund to collaborate with researchers at the University of Tokyo, on technology around the CCS shipping chain. […]

Dr Jen Roberts, Strathclyde University I recently wrote a blog post about the fact that I did some work and I forgot to tell anyone about it. The paper I was referring to was one from my PhD thesis, and […]

Dr Jen Roberts, University of Strathclyde. I forgot to tell anyone about my work and it has come back to haunt me in the form of the REF. I like to think that I “do” research impact. And in many […]

Here our ECR member Anna Stork, from the University of Bristol, shares her experiences using the funding she was awarded as part of the ECR Collaboration Fund: I am very lucky to have been able to continue my collaboration with […]

We, Xiaoyu Wei (Cranfield University), Yuan Chen (University of Edinburgh), LABIB Mennatallah (University of Edinburgh) and David Cann (University of Chester), had the opportunity to attend the 5-day training course at the UKCCSRC Pilot-Scale Advanced CO2-Capture Technology (PACT) facility in […]

Christopher de Leeuwe, Newcastle University, Solene Marine Chiquier, Imperial Collage London and Alexandros Argyris,  University of Manchester discuss what they learnt about the ACT Projects during the session on day one of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference 2019. What has […]

Mathilde Fajardy, Imperial College London, talks us through Professor Stuart Hazeldine’s introduction and overview of the Storage work package, discussed in the third Core Research session, which took place on day two of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference. Stuart Haszeldine, […]

Louise Hamdy, Swansea University, Sanjay Mukherjee , Cranfield University and Hirbod Varasteh, Staffordshire University, write about the projects presented during the second Core Research session, on the afternoon of day one of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference.   The UKCCSRC Autumn […]

Patrick Brandl, Imperial College London, Ruiqi Wang, Newcastle University, Ayub Golmakani, Cranfield University and Olajide Stephen Otitoju, University of Sheffield, write about the Core Research Carbon Capture session, on day one of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference.  The University of […]

Abigail Gonzalez Diaz, Newcastle University and Yongliang (Harry) Yan, Cranfield University, provide an overview of UKCCSRC Flexible Funded projects session, on day two of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference. After the interesting and useful session of  UKCCSRC Core Research Project […]

Fereshteh Hojatisaeidi, London South Bank University, Hisham Al Baroudi, Cranfield University and Long Jiang, Cranfield University highlight the key points presented during the Panel Session on the second day of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference.   The deliberations that took place […]

Yiji Lu, Newcastle University and Ariane D. Kamkeng, University of Sheffield reflect on the opening and closing sessions of the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference held on 4th – 5th of September, held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Edinburgh Centre for Carbon […]

The CCS Summer School, in its 13th year this year, is a sought-after event where postgraduate and postdoctoral CC(U)S students from around the world meet and spend a week together with world renowned CCS experts. During this busy and exciting […]

One thing I took away from the ECR Awayday on the 2nd of July 2019 in Manchester was how to answer the question. The day was all about learning new skills to pursue a career in academia or industry. Dr […]

The United Kingdom Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) Early Career Researchers (ECRs) workshop hosted by the University of Manchester on the 2nd of July 2019 was well tailored to the needs of the ECRs with regards to opportunities […]

The iron and steel industry represents the largest energy consuming manufacturing sector in the world with average emissions being around 2 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of steel. The enormous CO2 footprint of steel mills, which accounts for 5 – […]

This blog was co-authored by Hisham Al Baroudi, Solene Chiquier and MennatAllah Labib. We are three PhD students from three different universities that came together along with a bunch of other students and experts in the CCUS field to attend a bi-annual […]

This blog was co-authored by Eduardo Garcia, Louise Hamdy and Yongliang Yan. The UKCCSRC Conference held on 16-17 April in Cardiff 2019, kicked off on a caffeine-fuelled Tuesday morning with ‘Post-combustion capture retrofit – A topical seminar’ on the post- combustion […]

This blog was authored by Junyoung Hwang, Imperial College London. My first UKCCSRC meeting was held at Cardiff University to discuss the past, present, and most importantly the future of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS). The meeting sessions presented […]

This blog was co-authored by Sergio Ramirez-Solis, School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE), University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK and Khalil Al Hanashi, Low Carbon Energy and Resources Technologies, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2TU, UK. Chemical […]

This blog was co-authored by Alexandros Argyris and Yoga Wienda Pratama. The main session of the UKCCSRC Spring 2019 Conference in Cardiff was opened by an update from BEIS and EPSRC. An update from BEIS was presented by Brian Allison, […]

This blog was co-authored by Abdul’Aziz A. Aliyu, Energy 2050, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, Junyao Wang, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Di Zhang, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Gearóid FitzGerald, Commercial CCS Manager, Ervia spoke on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I am Adeola Awoyomi, a doctoral researcher at Cranfield University, United Kingdom. My research studies is on shipping, investigating the potential for on-board capture on cargo ships. I am supervised by Dr Kumar Patchigolla and Prof Ben Anthony. I attended […]

The 2019 CCS winter school was designed for research students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS & Cleaner Fossil Energy and UK CCS research centre to assess and address the challenges of advancing cleaner fossil energy across […]

The EPSRC hosted a Winter School at the University of Sheffield. This Winter School was an opportunity for PhD students from the EPSRC and various other universities to present their projects and get valuable experience in sharing their work to […]

The ‘2019 Winter School’, a three-day workshop, held at University of Sheffield from Feb 12th to 14th provides a wonderful opportunity for young researchers from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy and the UK […]

International collaboration shows how UK’s assets can accelerate Europe’s transition to sustainable future The groundbreaking Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project [1] has today released findings from its international joint research project [2], which show how the UK can [...]

The ‘CCUS development in the UK’ workshop was organized on the backdrop of the ECRs Activity Fund, which enabled ECRs to organize activities in areas of interest to them within a broader CCS realm. This workshop themed ‘A contemporary academic […]

This blog was produced by Hirbod Varasteh. UKCCSRC Programmed Conference is very good opportunity for experts from academia and industry to transfer their knowledge for CCUS technologies.  Biomass as the source of fuel combined with Carbon capture storage and utilization […]

This blog was produced by Patrick Brandl   What are the showstoppers for CCS?   During the UKCCSRC Programme conference, experts from academia and industry discussed the need for further R&D to close the knowledge gaps associated with CO2 storage […]

This blog was produced by Salman Masoudi During the closing talk of the event, the future of the CCUS and the next steps to take to make this happen were highlighted. Luke Warren from the CCSA, stated the critical point […]

This blog was produced by Sergio Rameirez Solis What is the role of R&D in hydrogen in the CCSU landscape? Global warming is a primary concern considering the mean Earth’s temperature has raised significantly since the industrial revolution. CO2 as […]

This blog was produced by Kranthi Jonnalagadda Research frontiers in CO2 shipping and storage What happens when you meet a nerd? Some of the energetic passion rubs onto you! That’s what happened to us when we were sitting around the table […]

This blog was produced by Manohar gudiyor veerabhadrappa UKCCSRC programme conference was a different experience for me compared to the past conferences. Before this, I was involved with technical discussions related to CCS (mainly materials design and development) but never been […]

This blog was produced by Khalil AL Hanashi  Social research is not my core research field in my PhD; I have to admit. However, it is needed to link all the engineering and science research work done for CCS to the […]

This blog was produced by Fatih Güleç More than 100 participants from all around the UK, including scholars, experts and entrepreneurs from various industries attended the conference. Exchanges and discussions were carried out on the first day under different sessions such […]

This blog was produced by Hisham Al Baroudi and Shoaib Shah Described as having combined half a century of experience working in the CCS sector, the session chair David Reiner introduced the speakers Paul Davies and Patrick Dixon to the […]

This blog was produced by Yongliang Yan and Adeola Awoyomi The morning session on day one of the UKCCSRC Programme Conference at the University of Sheffield was kicked off with an update on the need to act now on the […]

This blog was produced by Eduardo Garcia Several approaches have been devised to achieve sustainable pathways in the industry sector. In recent years, remarkable progress in terms of improved efficiency and integration of renewable energy based on wind and solar […]

The 12th IEAGHG Summer School, hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Council, took place in June 2018 in Trondheim. This year, UKCCSRC provided financial support to PhD students Pooya Hoseinpoori (Imperial College London), Hana Mandova (University of Leeds) and Kelachi […]

This blog was co-authored by Hisham Al-baroudi, Abdul’Aziz A. Aliyu, Adeola Awoyomi, Daniel Okuo, Yongliang Yan who attended a 5-day training programme at the UKCCSRC PACT facilities The Pilot-Scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) facilities fuse together a comprehensive range of integrated research equipment with significant analytical […]

The follow blog is authored by Prof Paul Fennell, UKCCSRC Deputy Director for Capture.  It has been a few months since the last one of my posts and I thought I’d write something – mainly to take my mind off […]

My fieldwork photograph has made it to the final of the University of Strathclyde’s Images of Research 2018 competition. The photo was taken in Spring 2017 when Dr Andrew Feitz (Geoscience Australia) and I were measuring CO2 degassing rates at […]

The first day of the UKCCSRC Spring 2018 Conference opened with a talk by Chris Davies, a member of the European Parliament.   “The answer to climate change lies beneath our feet, underground”, he told to the 160+ audience just […]

During the second session, the Government updates were presented to the CCUS audience from two invited speakers at the UKCCSRC spring conference at the University of Cambridge on the 26th March 2018.     Government’s new Approach to CCUS, Will […]

On the first day of the UKCCSRC conference in Cambridge, four talks were held in the afternoon covering updates of CCS project developments within the UK. The agenda for the four talks were: Caledonia Clean Energy Project feasibility study outcomes […]

A process systems approach to targeting membrane properties for post-combustion capture – Rahul Anantharaman Rahul Anantharaman from The Gas Technology Department of SINTEF Energy Research, presented a process systems approach to targeting membrane properties for post-combustion capture. First of all, […]

Attending the UKCCSRC Network Conference at Cambridge, UK is really a memorable experience. Our research interest lies in CO2 storage and as such attended the Storage Panel in the morning of 27th Mar 2018. Stuart Haszeldine kicked off the session […]

The day after the night before. We awoke weary eyed and bursting at the waists after the grand banquet in Clare College the previous evening. With Coffee and pastries on the go, not even the rain could put a downer […]

The deliberations that took place at the International Panel session of the UKCCSRC Network Conference 2018 focused on the development updates of CCS deployment projects from the representative countries namely; US, Netherlands and Japan; chaired by Brian Allison, from BEIS.  […]

In January 2018, I delivered a week long workshop in Mexico alongside my UKCCSRC colleagues Prof Jon Gibbins, Director of the UKCCSRC, Dr Bruce Adderley, UKCCSRC Executive Manager, Dr Maria Elena Diego De Paz, University of Sheffield and Bill Elliot, […]

I was invited to take part in a knowledge-sharing workshop in Mexico by Prof Jon Gibbins, Director of the UKCCSRC, alongside Dr Bruce Adderley, UKCCSRC Executive Manager, Dr Laura Herraiz Palomino, University of Edinburgh and Bill Elliot, Betchel. The initiative […]

Paul Fennell is a UKCCSRC Deputy Director and Professor of Clean Energy at Imperial College London. I promise that in no way was it a judgment on the UKCCSRC that my first act upon us getting the grant was to […]

The value of knowledge sharing within the close-knit international CCS community has been proven by a research paper published this month by SCCS researchers focused on using chemical tracers to monitor for seabed leaks at offshore CCS projects. Our work […]

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 […]

This diverse session was comprised of three talks, covering issues related to the transport of CO2, the economics of investing in low carbon technologies and the flexibility of the whole CCS network. The session was attended by approximately 20 researchers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not everybody knows what DAC is! Greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies are widely discussed as a method to mitigate climate change and commonly lead to heated debates. It is widely assumed that concepts such as e.g., Direct Air Capture (DAC), […]

My name is Suoton Philip Peletiri, a PhD student from University of Bradford and I attended the UKCCSRC Biannual at Sheffield on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017. I have been a regular beneficiary of UKCCSRC funding. As a […]

To attain a successful academic career, training must be part of the daily life of a PhD student pursing this target. The early career program supported by UKCCSRC provides a great opportunity interact with practitioners in the field of carbon […]

An update on current research in the field of solids used for CO2 capture and an excursion into CO2 flow metering and its difficulties The second part of the morning parallel sessions in Sheffield started with a presentation by Prof […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

During this brainstorming session, delegates were put into several groups of 5-8 people in which they interactively discussed how the UKCCSRC can help them promote their relevant research and engagements in outreach within the contexts of ECR funds available to […]

I am Adeola Awoyomi and I recently attended the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting Autumn 2017 which was held in Sheffield on the 11th and 12th September. The meeting included research activities in the new phase of the UKCCS Research Centre, a […]

This is the final blog for the UKCCSRC Call 2 project, ‘Investigating the radiative heat flux in small and large scale oxy-coal furnaces for CFD model development and system scale up’. It is a collaboration research carried out by researchers […]

My name is Babatunde Lashore and I recently attended the IEAHGH CCS Summer School which was held from the 17th to the 22nd July 2017, in Regina, Canada. The IEAGHG Summer School seeks “to provide students with diverse academic backgrounds […]

Whilst my research is on the study of chimney structures for improved CO2 storage site characterisation (STEM-CCS, CHIMNEY), the week provided an excellent opportunity to step away from my focused area of research and appreciate the role it plays in […]

Samira Garcia Freites – PhD Researcher at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change in the University of Manchester  I can describe my experience in this year’s IEAGHG CCS Summer School as educational, intense and fun. It was very educational and satisfactory […]

I was lucky enough to gain a place upon this years IEAGHG Summer School in Regina, Saskatchewan, which ran from 17-22 July 2017.  We were welcomed to The University of Regina with a networking dinner, hosted by our sponsors, The […]

The S-Cape project (Shelter and Escape in the Event of a Release of CO2 from CCS Transport Infrastructure) ran from February 2015 to March 2017 and was a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Newcastle University.  Why did we […]

2017 IEAGHG International CCS summer school, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 17th to 22nd July 2017. On the final approach to Regina international airport one thing you notice is the number of trees and how green the city is, where for the […]

Welcome to the final blog by researchers from the University of Nottingham working on the UKCCSRC Call 2 project, Measurement of water solubility limits of CO2 mixtures to underpin the safe pipeline transportation of CO2.(PIs :Michael George and Martyn Poliakoff). […]

Last August I (Paul Tait) spent a few weeks travelling back and forth between Edinburgh and Sheffield, to carry out a pilot-scale test campaign at the UKCCSRC’s Pilot-Scale Advanced CO2-Capture Technology (PACT) facility. Our research group at the University of […]

Thanks to the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund I have been conducting baseline seismic monitoring at the Field Research Station (FRS) near Brooks, Alberta.  The FRS is an exciting research project run by the Containment & Monitoring Institute (CaMI), a […]

The University of Cambridge (Energy Policy Research Group) and University of Saskatchewan (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy) have begun a collaboration to research public attitudes towards CCS and low-carbon technologies in the United Kingdom and Canada with funding from the […]

It is not surprising that ionic liquids have attracted the attention of the scientific community in numerous fields in the chemical technology for separations in general, and in the CO2 capture field in particular. In our previous blog we described […]

Ionic liquids are organic salts that are liquids at temperatures below 100 ºC, and most of them below room temperature. They are composed by large organic cations, viz. imidazolium, pyridinium, pyrrolidinium, ammonium, etc., and mainly organic anions. Ionic liquids present […]

The project provided consumables for 5 PhD students at different stages of their PhD. Below are their accounts of how they experienced the project:  Rob BLOOM  My experiences with the UKCCSRC Call 2 Project funded project at the University of […]

In this project we are working with Carbon Management Canada to analyse rock samples obtained from their Field Research Station. In the laboratory at Imperial College we analyse how CO2 and salty water flow through the rocks at conditions similar […]

Last November, Stuart Gilfillan and I (Stephanie Flude) flew out to Alberta Canada, courtesy of UKCCSRC’s international cooperation fund, to collect baseline samples from the Carbon Management Canada’s Field Research Station. The Field Research Station (FRS) is an exciting project […]

I have recently returned to Glasgow following 3 fruitful months working in Australia, supported by the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration (IRC) Fund. My visit was hosted by Dr Linda Stalker, Science Director of Australia’s National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL) in Perth, […]

Following the approval of my application for the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund, I visited North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) over the period from 1 September 2016 to 30 April 2017. The following is a report on the activities […]

The UKCCSRC Spring 2017 Biannual, took place at Imperial College in London on the 12-13th of April. After the first day of conference sessions – focusing on delivering CCS for the future -, the networking continued at the Poster presentation […]

The evening networking dinner at the end of the first day of the spring UKCCSRC biannual meeting of 2017 proved to be a lively event, allowing the attendees to mix and connect over a very well received meal. In fact, […]

Chaired by Dr Bryony Livesey from Costain, the final session on day one focussed on the Oxburgh Report, concerning the role of CCS in the UK.  The report states that CCS will be an essential component in delivering the lowest […]

I am Nelia Jurado, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Cranfield University. I was awarded with some travel funding to attend to the Biannual UKCCSRC Meeting held at Imperial College London. I was assigned to report on the opening session, which […]

The Spring Biannual ended with a talk delivered by Professor Jim Skea and paraphrasing his words; there seems to be a cognitive dissonance between where we would like to be (in terms of climate change) by the end of the […]

This blog was created by Abdul’Aziz Aliyu and Maria Elena Diego De Paz. This session was chaired by David Reiner, University of Cambridge. Jia Li The CCR and Commercialising CCS parallel session started with an interesting talk given by Jia Li, who […]

This blog was created by Masoud Babaei and Michael Onoja. Chair: Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS/University of Edinburgh There was a group of around 20 attendees for this parallel session. The presentations focused on a range of CCS activities spanning across disparate length […]

The UKCCSRC Spring 2017 Biannual, “CCS in the UK: Delivering for the Future”, was held at the Imperial College London on Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 April 2017. On the second day of the meeting the session on the topic […]

John Midgley, technical manager at UK Geoscience Observatory for the Energy Security & Innovation Observing System (ESIOS), presented on the project updates, scientific overview, types of infrastructure and availability of researcher funding. The earth observatories are designed to further our […]

This blog was provided by Masoud Ahmadinia from Coventry University whose attendance at the UKCCSRC London Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. I am pleased to have the opportunity to attend the UKCCSRC London Biannual meeting. The poster session took […]

This blog was produced by Lulwa Almahmeed, Hui Meng and Kelachi Omehia   Mohammad Abu Zahra The first speaker, Dr. Mohammad Abu Zahra is the chemical and environmental engineering department head and a professor at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, U.A.E. […]

After the coffee break – as always very informative and highly interesting! – Will Lochhead set out to give an update on the UK Government’s current standpoint on CCS. Although head of the CCS policy team within BEIS (UK Department […]

After the inspiring and scene setting talk of Baroness Liddell the time had come for Celia Yeung to give an update on EPSRC’s funding activities. Still only known by a few by that time, she had some delightful news to […]

My name is Adeola Awoyomi and I am in the earliest stage of my PhD research, in the Department of Power Engineering at Cranfield University. My research is focused on the capture of CO2 and SO2 gases co-currently from the […]

This blog was written by Peng Xie, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting in London, 11-12 April 2017. It is a quite beneficial and […]

The tour throughout the ‘Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre’ continued with the visit to the CCS Multiscale Imaging Laboratory;  a number of researchers and professionals took our group into the facility and explained to us the purpose of […]

This blog was provided by Peng Xie, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2017 was supported by the UKCCSRC. The Early Career Researcher Winter School held at the EPSRC Centre for […]

This blog was created by Kelachi Omehia, Lulwa Almahmeed and Abdul’aziz Aliyu At the end of the second day, we were arranged into groups of five, and were given a consultation document related to energy and carbon emissions to evaluate. The […]

For an early career researcher who is just on the starting phase of his work in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) the basics of CCS, different techniques in use, current research going on future scenario of CCS […]

This blog was provided by Suoton Philip Peletiri, University of Bradford and Shreenath Krishnamurthy, University of Edinburgh, their attendance at the ECR Winter School 2017 was supported by the UKCCSRC. The 4 day winter school brought together researchers working on […]

This blog was submitted by Hisham Al Baroudi The first day of the UKCCS Winter School 2017 started off with strong enthusiasm. Upon arrival to the Nottingham Campus, and introduction to the Energy Technologies Building, a number of researchers selected […]

This blog was provided by Abitha Balashanmugam, The University of Sheffield and Rachel Wignall, University of Edinburgh. The first two days of the school involved key presentations by industry experts spanning national and international policies, CCS capture technologies and the […]

A blog containing contributions written by Kazeem Rabiu a PhD student at Loughborough University who received funding from the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting fund to attend the winter school 2017 co–organised by the ‘EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and […]

I’m on the train back from London, where I attended the IPPR North’s Northern Energy Taskforce Parliamentary Launch to hear about the  findings from the Taskforce’s second report “Leading, Adopting or Drifting: Where next for the Northern Energy Sector”. Yes, […]

This UKCCSRC Call 2 project, has focussed on the demonstration of advanced doping techniques through experimental investigations, as well evaluating the use of calcium looping cycles for different industrial processes. Additionally, spent sorbent was successfully used to produce cement, supporting […]

Final blog from by Sasha Serno of the University of Edinburgh on the UKCCSRC Call 2 project Quantifying Residual and Dissolution Trapping in the CO2CRC Otway Injection Site (PI: Stuart Gilfillan) Our project “Quantifying Residual and Dissolution Trapping in the CO2CRC Otway […]

This blog was written by Stephanie Flude of the University of Edinburgh and also appears on her personal blog. In January 2016, Stuart Gilfillan and I made the long drive from Edinburgh to Beighton, Sheffield to collect some gas samples […]

Written by Andrea Sacconi from University College London who is the Research Associate on the UKCCSRC Call 2 project – The Development and Demonstration of Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Start-up Injection of CO2 into Depleted Gas Fields (PI: Haroun Mahgerefteh) The UKCCSRC Call […]

Written by Bill Buschle, who is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh and received funding from the ECR International Exchange Fund to spend two weeks at Shell Cansolv in Montreal, Quebec and two weeks at the Carbon Capture […]

In this UKCCSRC funded call project, petrophysicists at Imperial College London partnered with reservoir modelers at the British Geological Survey to provide a multiscale evaluation of CO2 flow, trapping, and storage capacity for important storage reservoirs and regions in the […]

Written by Prof Karen Turner and Dr Julia Race from the University of Strathclyde. Originally published in the November-December 2016 issue of the Carbon Capture Journal  The Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde argues that the UK’s […]

The project “3D mapping of large-scale subsurface flow pathways using nanoseismic monitoring” started in February 2013 and finished in August 2016. The aim of the research was twofold: (1) test the potential of a new technology for passive seismic monitoring, […]

My name is Monica Garcia and I am in the final stage of my PhD, in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, at the University of Surrey. My research is focused on the chemical absorption for CO2 capture. I […]

Background: Understanding the long term storage security of CO2 is an essential part of CCS if we want to help mitigate climate change. By studying natural accumulations of CO2 we can better understand what may happen when we inject CO2 […]

“Learning the Lessons and Re-vitalising CCS in Europe” – A blog report by UKCCSRC Executive Manager Bruce Adderley on the GCCSI 2016 European CCS Forum, Oslo, 13-14 October 2016. (photos courtesy of Sverre Chr. Jarild) On 13 and 14 November 2016 I […]

Under the COMET-DECC project, the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) at Heriot-Watt University has designed and developed one of the first kind of a laboratory mass flow rig, as shown in Figure 1, based on gravimetric […]

Written by Carolina Font Palma, who is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Chester and received funding to spend four weeks at the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) from the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration […]

Background: Undertaking climate mitigation is a hugely complex task requiring choices to be made on which technologies and resources to apply and when and where to apply them, all under changing conditions of amongst others population, energy demand, food production […]

The UKCCSRC Biannual meeting programme has frequently included one or two Parallel Discussion Sessions. This time around in Edinburgh was no exception. This session brought together the actors and stakeholders involved in the part of the chain that takes CO2 […]

Written by Dr Karen Finney, a research fellow at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC 2016 Autumn Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund Chaired by Niall Mac Dowell of Imperial College […]

This blog was written by Xuesong Lu, Xin Yang, Peng Xie (all University of Sheffield), and Kehinde Fayemiwo (Loughborough University), who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh, 14-15 September.  Group 1 […]

This blog was written by Xin Yang, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh, 14-15 September. I am very glad that […]

This blog was written by Jinyu Liu who is a PhD student at the University of Kent and received funding to attend the Edinburgh Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. The last two CCS Projects introduced during the ‘New CCS Projects’ session are funded […]

This blog was written by Jinyu Liu who is a PhD student at the University of Kent and received funding to attend the Edinburgh Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Invited by UKCCS research centre and introduced by Professor Jon Gibbins, Professor Chunshan […]

This blog was written by Peng Xie, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh, 14-15 September. Check out the blogs about […]

This blog was written by Kehinde Fayemiwo, a PhD student at Loughborough University, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh, 14-15 September. Check out the blogs about the new NERC projects and […]

Written by Xuesong Lu , a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund. Nicholas […]

Written by Muhammad Akram , a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  The report written by […]

Written by Mohammed Aminu , a PhD student at Cranfield University, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  I was part […]

Written by Mahdi Sharifzadeh, a Research Associate at the Imperial College London, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  After the exciting first afternoon, the second day […]

Written by Mahdi Sharifzadeh, a Research Associate at the Imperial College London, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  The second presentation on day 2 of the […]

Written by Maria Elena Diego de Paz, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  After a wide number […]

Written by Matthias Schnellmann, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. His attendance at the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh was made possible by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund I was fortunate to attend the recent UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting, […]

Written by Marcus Simoes, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.   Call 2 – Performance of Flow Meters […]

I am Chih-Wei Lin, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh. I was awarded the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Exchange Fund and would like to thank to UKCCSRC for supporting my visit […]

Written by Marcus Simoes, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – Making the Case for CCS – in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund.  Charles Hendry, […]

Written by Jean-Michel Bellas, a PhD student from the Energy 2050 group at the University of Sheffield. His attendance at the UKCCSRC Autumn 2016 Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh was made possible by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund Professor Stuart Haszeldine […]

The 2016 IEAGHG Summer School, hosted by University of Regina, is the 10th and a pivotal edition of the School thus far. SaskPower, an energy generating Crown Corporation in Saskatchewan (Canada), has retrofitted an amine-based CO2 capture system to a […]

This article was co-written by Dr Mike Edwards (UKCCSRC) and Alan James (Pale Blue Dot Energy) and was first published by Pale Blue Dot Energy on 31 August 2016 The Strategic UK CO2 Storage Appraisal project completed and published in early 2016 by the ETI/DECC […]

Written by Dr Paul Fennell at Imperial College London, Principal Investigator on Call 2 Project: Advanced Sorbents for CCS via Controlled Sintering This project involved examining the potential for high temperature presintering of Ca-based sorbents for carbon capture and storage.  The reaction […]

Written by Domenico Baù, University of Sheffield, who received a funded place to attend the IEAGHG 2nd Modelling and Monitoring Network Workshop (Edinburgh, 5-8 July 2016) as part of the UKCCSRC’s support of this event. I am a senior lecturer […]

Written by Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project: Mixed matrix membranes preparation for post-combustion capture Membrane processes are considered as a promising alternative to the more classical post-combustion capture technologies due to the reduced maintenance […]

I am a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Chester and was awarded the UKCCSRC ECR International Exchange Fund Call 4 to visit the University of Alberta, Canada in June. This fund gave me the opportunity of meeting Dr […]

Written by Dr Leslie Mabon from Robert Gordon University who received funding through the UKCCSRC’s 3rd call of the International Research Collaboration Fund to spend two months in Japan I am an environmental sociologist with a particular interest in offshore […]

Written by Khalidah Al-Qayim, a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield who was funded by the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the BECCS Specialist Meeting in London on 23 June 2016 I attended a very informative meeting at the Imperial […]

Measurement and monitoring of CO2 flows across the CCS chain are essential to ensure accurate accounting of captured CO2 and help prevent leakage during transportation to storage sites. However, it is challenging to measure the CO2 mass flow rate under […]

My name is Ronny Pini and I am a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. I was awarded the UKCCSRC International Collaboration Fund (Call 3) to spend five weeks in California as part of a […]

Written by Patrick Brandl, who is visiting the Chemical Engineering Department and Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London as an Erasmus Postgraduate Student. Originally from the Technical University of Munich, he focuses on the cooling demand of post-combustion CO2 […]

In early September 2015, the ‘membrane’ group, myself*, Elsa, a postdoc, and my supervisor Chiara, travelled to Aachen for Euromembrane 2015. Being the largest membrane conference in Europe and debatably the world it attracted attendees from all corners of the […]

Thanks to UKCCSRC funding through a Call 2 research grant, I was able to attend two conferences in consecutive weeks last month (April 2016). My name is Sascha Serno and I am a postdoctoral research associate in Applied Geochemistry at […]

I was truly elated by the news that I had been successful in my application to the UKCCSRC ECR International Exchange Fund Call 4 to visit the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)! After months of putting everything in place, I […]

This blog was written by Clara Heuberger, a PhD student at Imperial College London, who received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund  The closing panel discussion at the biannual UKCCSRC meeting was maybe the most bold and […]

This blog was written by Dr Karen Finney, Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, who received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund  The discussion panel – the finale in a series of […]

A blog containing contributions written by Dr Waheed Afzal, a Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, Peng Xie, a PhD student from the University of Sheffield and Xin Liu, a PhD student from the University of Nottingham who all received funding […]

A blog containing contributions written by Kazeem Rabiu a PhD student at Loughborough University and Xuesong Lu, a Research Associate at University of Sheffield who both received funding from the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting fund to attend the Manchester Biannual meeting. […]

This blog was written by Clea Kolster who is a PhD student at Imperial College London and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund The offshore CCS session that took place on the […]

This blog was written by Xiabo Luo who is a PhD student at the University of Hull and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund At the Europe-wide level, carbon capture and storage […]

This blog was written by Maria Elena Diego de Paz who is a post doc at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund The second day of the […]

“It’s so dangerous for humanity… that people are willing not to think carefully about the numbers and…the laws of physics and the realities of engineering”, as passionately stated by Sir David MacKay in his last public interview a month ago, sums […]

This blog was written by Clara Heuberger who is a PhD student at Imperial College London and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Kirsty is the Principal Manager, Public Engagement, at the Global […]

This blog was written by Karen Finney who is a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Howard Herzog travelled all the way from MIT, […]

This blog was written by Muhammad Akram who is an Early Career Researcher at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. The UKCCSRC Spring 2016 Biannual, CCS in […]

This blog was written by Usman Ali who is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. The Spring Biannual Meeting of the UK CCS […]

This blog was written by Olumide Olumayegun who is a PhD student at the University of Hull and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. One highlight of the Spring 2016 Biannual Meeting […]

This blog was written by Oscar Farias Moguel who is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Call 1 Project – BIOCAP-UK. Presenter: Prof […]

This blog was written by Kehinde Fayemiwo who is a PhD student at Loughborough University and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Prof. Nilay Shah, a professor of Process Systems Engineering at […]

This blog was written by Renato Cabral who is a PhD student at Imperial College London and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. As a PhD student that has started his research […]

This blog was written by Toluleke Akinola who is a PhD student at the University of Hull and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. In light of the major changes from Government […]

This blog was written by Thomas Spitz who is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. It was Tim Dixon’s challenging task to set […]

This blog was written by Hui Meng who is a PhD student at the University of Hull and received funding to attend the Manchester Biannual Meeting from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. The Spring 2016 UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting was hosted […]

It won’t have escaped your notice that on the 12 December 2015, in the Le Bourget Conference Centre on the outskirts of Paris, a historic climate deal, involving 196 countries, was secured at COP21. Fast forward 131 days and world […]

The UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Exchange Fund allowed me to escape the Scottish winter and travel 9,156 miles to Perth, Western Australia, to undertake some exciting research with Dr Linda Stalker, Science Director of the National Geosequestration Laboratory […]

The UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Exchange Fund allowed me to escape the Scottish winter and travel 9,156 miles to Perth, Western Australia, to undertake some exciting research with Dr Linda Stalker, Science Director of the National Geosequestration Laboratory […]

Jean-Michel Bellas is a PhD student from the Energy 2050 group at the University of Sheffield. His attendance at the spring 2016 biannual conference was made possible by the ECR Meeting Fund. Since the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2015, […]

My name is María Erans Moreno. I am a second year PhD student at Cranfield University working in modified sorbents for Calcium looping. My PhD, mainly experimental, consists of testing different synthetic materials on both reactivity and mechanical behaviour to […]

Written by Toluleke Akinola and Anthony Orji (both University of Hull) who attended the ECR Winter School 2016 in Sheffield, 15-18 February 2016, with funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. Day 2 of the 2016 Winter School featured three […]

Written by Kazeem Rabiu (Loughborough University) and Thomas Spitz (University of Edinburgh), Early Career Researchers who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the ECR Winter School at Sheffield University, 15-18 February 2016 The Winter School 2016 […]

Written by Mohammed Dahiru Aminu (Cranfield University) and Matthias Schnellmann (University of Cambridge) who attended the ECR Winter School 2016 in Sheffield, 15-18 February 2016 with funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) […]

Written by Diarmaid Clery (University of Leeds) and Ruta Karolyte (University of Edinburgh) who attended the ECR Winter School 2016 in Sheffield, 15-18 February 2016 with funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund Prof Colin Snape opened the Winter School greeting the […]

I am Nelia Jurado, a Research Fellow in the Centre for Combustion and CCS at Cranfield University. Last year I was awarded the UKCCSRC’s International Research Collaboration Fund in collaboration with the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), to work with […]

The Process-performance indexed design of task-specific ionic liquids for post-combustion CO2 capture’ project is funded through the UKCCSRC’s Call 2 for funding. It brought together two young academics from Imperial College of London: Dr Jason Hallett, from the Chemical Engineering […]

The Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) project ran from October 2013  and finished at the end of August 2015 with the final report submitted in February 2016. It was funded through the UKCCSRC’s Call 1 for research projects. It brought […]

The BIO-CAP UK project is one of the UKCCSRC Call 1 funded projects Bio-CCS or BECCS – bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – has the ability to produce net negative CO2 emissions; this means the permanent removal of CO2 […]

My name is Mahmoud Nazeri and I am working as a research associate on the UKCCSRC project to investigate the performance of flow meters with dense phase CO2 and CCS recovery streams at the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture […]

My name is Maria Erans Moreno. I am a second-year PhD student in Cranfield University and I received the UKCCSRC’s ECR International Exchange Fund to spend three months in the laboratory in IFK Stuttgart in Germany, hosted by Heiko Dieter. […]

We started working on our project Quantifying Residual and Dissolution Trapping in the CO2CRC Otway Injection Site, funded by UKCCSRC Call 2, late in 2014. The project aims to study the application of oxygen isotopes and noble gases (xenon and […]

In December 2015 a team of UKCCSRC researchers, Ruta Karolyte, Stuart Gilfillan and Sascha Serno, later joined by Jen Roberts, had the opportunity to escape rainy Edinburgh weather for fieldwork in sunny Australia.  The aim of the visit was to […]

Written by Andy Chadwick and Ciara O’Connor News media last week picked up a story about the Aliso Canyon gas storage well leaking more than 77 thousand tonnes of methane into the atmosphere – assessed as California’s single biggest contributor […]

This blog was written by Karl McAlinden, Weparn Julian Tay and Kate Stechly, who are PhD students at the University of Nottingham, Imperial College London and University of Sheffield, respectively and received travel funding by the UKCCSRC to attend the […]

As at previous COPs, the distribution of the final text, which had been through two weeks of negotiations, and the convening of the final plenary session was delayed…and delayed…BUT on the evening of the 12 December 2015, Laurent Fabius, the […]

An opinion piece from UKCCSRC Coordination Group Member Andy Chadwick on the recent Treasury cuts to CCS funding. As I write this, towns and villages in northern England continue to suffer from the effects of unprecedented flooding. Meanwhile the Treasury has […]

The rest of my week at COP21 flew by in a blur of meetings, side events and trying to keep on top of things back at the office – and so this, my latest blog, is way overdue! On Thursday […]

This blog comes with a jargon warning but I hope you’ll still read on… As I signed off yesterday’s instalment, I mentioned that I would be spending time following up the negotiations and how they are progressing here in Paris. […]

I was bursting with enthusiasm this morning for my second day at COP21. I now knew how to get to Le Bourget. And having done a reccie yesterday evening, was familiar with the layout of the conference centre (even if […]

After a delay due to bad weather, I landed in Paris this afternoon, and once I’d dumped my bags at my hotel, I began to negotiate my way to the COP21 conference centre. The COP is being held at the […]

It is the eve of the first day of the long awaited 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) has just tweeted that Angola […]

This blog was written by Rami Eid, who is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and received funding by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund, to attend the Geophysical modelling of CO2 specialist meeting. The geophysical modelling of CO2 […]

Written by Montserrat Recasens, PhD student at the Heriot-Watt University, whose attendance at the Geophysical Modelling for CO2 Storage, Monitoring and Appraisal meeting on 2-3 November 2015 (University of Leeds) was kindly supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Found. The […]

This blog was written by Kazeem Rabiu, an Early Career Researchers at Loughborough University that was granted funding by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund to attend the Geophysical Modelling for CO2 Storage, Monitoring and Apprasal Meeting.  Geophysical Modelling for CO2 Storage, […]

This blog was written by Juan Alcalde, an Early Career Researcher from Aberdeen University, that was granted funding by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund to attend the Geophysical Modelling for CO2 Storage, Monitoring and Apprasal Meeting.  The meeting, hosted by the […]

Rachel Kilgallon is an ECR at the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in the role of chemical and geochemical tracers for CO2 transport and storage. As part of the ECR meeting fund, she attended the UKCCSRC workshop: Flow and […]

Written by Kazeem Rabiu, an Early Career Researchers at Loughborough University, United Kingdom, that was granted funding by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting fund to attend the meeting. The flow and transport for CO2 storage meeting was organised by UKCCSRC, and took […]

This blog was written by Hayley Vosper from BGS, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC meeting on Flow and Transport for CO2 Storage was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. This meeting was hosted by QCCSRC at Imperial College, London. I […]

Written by Professor Yong Yan from University of Kent who is Principal Investigator on UKCCSRC Call 2 Project CO2 Flow Metering through Multi-Modal Sensing and Statistical Data Fusion The 9th International Symposium on Measurement Techniques for Multiphase Flows (ISMTMF) was held […]

Dave Jones from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Andy Sowter from the University of Nottingham visited Calgary with funding from the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund. The aim of the visit was to explore possible collaboration between our institutes […]

Dave Jones from British Geological Survey (BGS)  and Sean Rigby from University of Nottingham visited Australia with funding from the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund. The aim of the visit was to explore possible collaboration between Australian researchers and the […]

Written by Tom Lynch, Claire Birnie and Lisa Roach, all Early Career Researchers at the University of Leeds, whose attendance at the meeting was made possible by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund The UKCCSRC specialist meeting “Geophysical Modelling for CO2 […]

This blog was written by Khalida Al-Qayim who is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Strathclyde Biannual from the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund A visit to the Doosan Babcock Testing facility was […]

Following the approval of my application for the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund, I visited Tianjin University, from 2 August 2015 to 19 September 2015. The following is a report on the activities that were undertaken during the visit. Experimental […]

Six intrepid UKCCSRC members set off for South Africa in September 2015 to start to unravel the mysteries of the Bongwana Gas Fault in KwaZulu-Natal. In fact ‘starting’ to unravel does a disservice to the early work reported on the […]

This blog was written by Usman Ali who is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and received funding to attend the Strathclyde Biannual from the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund The Autumn Biannual Meeting of the UKCCS Research Centre […]

This blog was written by Xin Liu who is a PhD student at Nottingham University and received funding to attend the Strathclyde Biannual from the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund. Capture and storage of CO2 in geological formations is considered to be […]

Written by Yuan Sun  from the University of Nottingham, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Autumn 2015 Biannual Meeting at the University of Strathclyde was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. Building the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Sector By 2030 – […]

Written by Chris Gent from the British Geological Survey whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Strathclyde Biannual meeting on 8-9 September 2015 was funded by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund  Strathclyde University’s impressive new £90 million Technology & Innovation Centre provided […]

Written by PhD student Ms Ebuwa Osagie from Cranfield University whose attendance at the Biannual was made possible by the ECR Meeting Fund The first day of the biannual meeting held at the Technology and Innovation Center, University of Strathclyde, […]

Dave Jones from British Geological Survey (BGS), Barry Lomax from University of Nottingham and Janice Lake from University of Sheffield visited South Korea with funding from the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund. The aim of the visit was to develop […]

Rachel Kilgallon is a final year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh investigating the role of chemical and geochemical tracers for CO2 transport and storage. As part of the ECR meeting fund, she attended the Strathclyde Biannual Meeting, 8-9 […]

Written by PhD student Miss JingJing Liu from University of Nottingham whose attendance at the Biannual was made possible by the ECR Meeting Fund.  Divestment has recently been in the news around the world. In the latest UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting […]

Written by Hayley Vosper from BGS, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Strathclyde Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. The session on International CCS consisted of six talks from researchers around the world, giving updates on the current […]

The ‘Our Common Future Under Climate Change’ conference in Paris made clear that urgent action is needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change. A wide range of possible solutions were discussed. Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) was […]

Dr Nejat Rahmanian, University of Bradford, received funding to attend the Issues in Governance and Ethics of CCS meeting through the ECR meeting fund. The UKCCS event on the Issues in Governance and Ethics of CCS took place at the […]

My name is Catriona Reynolds. I’m a final year PhD student at Imperial College London and I used the UKCCSRC’s ECR International Exchange Fund to spend three weeks at CSIRO in Melbourne, hosted by Jonathan Ennis-King, Lincoln Paterson and Tara […]

This blog was written by Xiaohong Huang, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Edinburgh, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the meeting of issues in governance and ethics of CCS in Cambridge, 7 July. Dr […]

Karl McAlinden is a PhD student at the Unversity of Nottingham and received funting to attend the meeting though the ECR meeting fund.  Following on from the IEAGHG 5th Social Research Network Meeting on ‘2015 Energy Transformations and the Role […]

Dr Jen Roberts is a ClimateXChange Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde and received funding to attend the meeting through the ECR meeting fund.  Carbon Capture and Storage deployment comes wrapped up in a curious web. The web is […]

Fatemeh Rezazadeh from the University of Leeds travelled to the University of Texas in Austin supported by the third call of the ECR International Exchange Fund In a corner room on the fifth floor of the McKetta Department of Chemical […]

This blog was written by Dr. Hamed Aghajani who attended the seccond FleCCSnet worksop in May 2015. He is a Research Associate at Newcastle University and it working on UKCCSRC Call 1 Project: Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) The second […]

Xiaobo Luo is an ECR from the University of Hull and receved funding from the International Research Collaboration Fund to go to Tsinghua University and National Institute of Clean-And-Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) in China from March to May in 2015 I am […]

Anna Stork from the University of Bristol visited Aquistore and Carbon Management Canada’s Field Research Centre during April & May 2015 using funding from the International Research Collaboration Fund. My visit to the Aquistore CO2 injection site in Saskatchewan, Canada […]

This project ran from 7 March 2015 to 30 May 2015.  Being able to take time to concentrate on engagement in China allowed me to work with the Guangdong Development and Reform Commission (GDDRC) on potential financial support mechanisms for […]

Written by Dr Sascha Serno from the University of Edinburgh who received the ECR International Exchange Fund to visit CSIRO in Australia for four weeks during April/May 2015 I am Sascha Serno, a postdoctoral research associate in gas geochemistry at […]

Written by Dr Carolina Font Palma from the University of Chester who received funding from the third call of the ECR International Exchange Fund to visit the University of Stavanger, Norway I am Carolina Font Palma (Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, […]

This blog was written by Alexandra Maskell from the University of Cambridge who received funding from the ECR International Exchange Fund to spend 3 months in Melbourne, Australia Now in the final year of my PhD and needing to escape the […]

This blog was a collaborative effort from ECRs who used to ECR Meeting Fund to attend the Storage and Monitoring CPD Couse at the Cranfield Biannual. Contributors to this blog were: Ponfa Roy Bitrus, Rebecca Cunningham, Maria erans Moreno, Kumail Haider, Dawid Hanak, Michal Jeremias, Toluwanimi Kolawole, Ebuwa […]

This blog wass written by Clea Kolster, a UKCCSRC ECR member from Imperial College London, who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to a […]

This blog was written by Stefanie Niekamp, a UKCCSRC ECR member from Imperial College London, who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to a […]

Last November in 2014 I was invited to present recent highlights from the UKCCSRC storage research. This was a great opportunity and was easy to accept. The previous year (November 2013) I travelled with a delegation of UKCCSRC members to […]

This blog was written by Rebecca Cunningham, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Manchester, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.   The UKCCSRC Cranfield Biannual opened – the sun was shining and birds […]

This blog was written by Olumide Olumayegun, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.  One highlight of the Spring 2015 Biannual Meeting was the Call 1 Project […]

This blog was written by Nuhu Musa, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April. Another highlight of the UKCCSRC Cranfield Biannual meeting was the networking reception and […]

This blog was written by Eni Oko, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.  Microseismic monitoring at the Aquistore CCS site – Anna Stork (University of Bristol) […]

This blog was written by Chima Okezue, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.  The first technical parallel session took place on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Professor […]

This blog was written by Atuman S Joel, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.  This session started at 9:00am which is quite nice because all delegates […]

This blog was written by Akeem K Olaleye, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.   The final session of The UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual meeting featured […]

On the 14th April 2015, I made my way to a pleasant small site near the southern edge of Mansfield, to visit The Coal Authority offices, which are neighboured by the Environment Agency and the NHS. I was surprised at […]

This blog was written by Hui Meng, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April.  This session was chaired by Dr Julia Race, there are three presenters to […]

This blog was written by Hui Meng, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April This session was chaired by Dr Niall Mac Dowell, there are four presenters […]

This blog was written by Paul Tait, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Edinburgh, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April When we think of CCS we tend to think of the power generation […]

This blog was written by Paul Tait, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Edinburgh, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April To kick off the biannual meeting, on the morning of Tuesday […]

This blog was written by Ponfa Roy Bitrus, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Aberdeen, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April The mid-afternoon session on day one kicked off with an […]

This blog was written by Ponfa Roy Bitrus, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Aberdeen, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April On Day two one of three […]

This blog was written by Stefanie Niekamp, a UKCCSRC Associate member from University of Surrey / TWI Ltd, who received funding from the UKCCSRC Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to […]

This blog was written by Clea Kolster, a UKCCSRC ECR member from Imperial College London, who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to a […]

This blog wass written by Kyra Sedransk Campbell, a UKCCSRC ECR member from Imperial College London, who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to […]

This blog is written by Thomas Hills, Imperial College London, who was awarded funding under the second call of the ECR International Exchange Fund to travel to Australia. From January to March 2015 I worked at the Institute for Sustainable […]

This blog is written by Antonio Salituro, a UKCCSRC ECR member from the University of Leeds, who received funding from the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund to attend the International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation Leading the Way to […]

UKCCSRC Coordination Group member and Research Area Champion for Storage Assessment Stuart Haszeldine was an invited speaker at the Carbon Capture Journal meeting on 25 February 2015 at the press centre in Brussels. This was attended by about 40 delegates […]

This blog was provided by Seyed Ali Nabavi, Cranfield University, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. The poster session took place throughout the duration of the school, in the main exhibition hall. The […]

This blog was provided by Nuhu Musa, University of Hull, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. Another highlight of the winter school was the group presentations and prize giving (for best student talk, […]

This blog was provided by Karl McAlinden, University of Nottingham, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. During the Winter School, a highlight was the session dedicated to sharing individual students’ presentations of their […]

This blog was provided by Dawid Hanak, Cranfield University, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. Having heard about the technical and political aspects and challenges of CCS over the past two days, it was […]

This blog was provided by Mihaela Stevar, Imperial College London, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. After a first great afternoon with amazing talks, the second day of the Winter School started not just […]

This blog was provided by Rebecca Cunningham, University of Manchester, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. Speaker Bio: Matthew Bilson is currently at the University of Sheffield as co-Programme Director of their new […]

This blog was provided by Fatemeh Rezazadeh, University of Leeds, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. On 16 February Prof Jon Gibbins presented on “CO2 capture” at the UKCCSRC Winter School 2015 at […]

This blog was provided by Maria Erans Moreno, Cranfield University, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. Following a safe arrival to Nottingham, all the delegates checked into the rooms that the National College had […]

This blog was provided by Antonio Salituro, University of Leeds, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. No doubt the trip to the British Geological Survey (BGS) on Wednesday 18th February was the best bit […]

This blog was provided by Hui Meng, University of Hull, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC. Dr Robin Irons presented on “Important issues for fossil power plants for the 21st Century” at the 2015 […]

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to the UKCCSRC for their financial support through the ECR International Exchange Fund, which provided me the assistance necessary to complete this three-month research secondment. As […]

In December 2014, three researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Stuart Gilfillan, Gareth Johnson and Sascha Serno, travelled halfway around the world to Australia with the help of UKCCSRC Call 2 funding to participate in and co-lead the Otway 2B […]

I am Lunbo Duan, a research fellow on clean energy systems in Cranfield University. I would like to acknowledge the UKCCSRC firstly for funding me to visit Southeast University (SEU), China, through the UKCCSRC ECR International Exchange Fund. Secondly, I […]

Chet Biliyok received a UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher Professional Development Bursary to attend the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD 2014), Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Washington, USA, July 2014. My flight to the US was uneventful. After a […]

I am Alasdair Bruce, now a 4th year Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh. I would most like to thank and greatly acknowledge the UKCCSRC for funding my visit to the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre and providing me with this […]

This blog was provided by Richard Porter, University of Leeds, whose visit to the University of Calgary was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR International Exchange Fund. Having previously hosted a visit by Ehsan Mostafavi, a PhD student from the Energy and Environment […]

I am Victor Emeka Onyebuchi, a PhD student of Cranfield University working on “Development of a Methodology for CO2 Transport Implementation in a Region”I am immensely grateful to UKCSSRC and my supervisor Prof Sai Gu for their support towards this [...]

This blog was provided by Solomon Brown, University College London, who was reporting on the completion of a call 1 project he was heavily involved in.  This project funded by the UKCCSRC seeks to develop an accurate, rigorous model for […]

This blog was provided by Dr Iain Macdonald who was reporting on his time spent at the Global Status of CCS in Abu Dhabi It was only last week when the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon was discussing the need […]

I am Alasdair Bruce, now a 4th year Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh. I would most like to thank and greatly acknowledge the UKCCSRC for funding my visit to the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre and providing me with […]

This blog was provided by Laurence Cowton whose attendace at the meeting was facilitated by the ECR Meeting Fund. If you would like to see the presentations from the meeting then click here.   On the 23rd October 2014, the […]

Hello everyone! I am Elenica Shiko, a Research Associate in Carbon Capture at the University of Edinburgh. Being a member of the AMPGas project, my research is focused on the characterisation of porous materials with an aim to optimise their […]

Written by Ainul Izaharuddin from the University of Leeds, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. Status of North American CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects – Adam Berger, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Electric […]

Written by Sorush Khajepor from Heriot Watt University, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. In the South Building of Cardiff University on 10th September 2014 at 17:00, I attended the informative talk of […]

Written by Nor Daud from University College London, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. Dr Jie Ke – Phase equilibrium studies of impure CO2 systems to underpin developments of CCS technologies Dr Jie Ke, […]

Written by Monica Garcia from Cranfield University, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. The second two presentations in the Biomass CCS session were given by Guy Lomax (Imperial College London) and Magdalena […]

Written by Ciara O’Connor, UKCCSRC Research Manager Storage/Network Manager.   Our event was attended by over 200 people representing academia, industry and government. We were delighted to have John Gale, General Manager, IEAGHG, welcome our guests and refer to the three […]

Written by Saba Manzoor from Imperial College London, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. The first two presentations in the Biomass CCS session were given by Dr Maria Botero of cmcl […]

This blog was provided by Nassya Mohid Said whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. More information about this can be found here. Test Injection Sites is one of the three […]

Written by Abigail Diaz from the University of Edinburgh, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. Enzo Magnano from The University of Edinburgh gave a presentation about Adsorption Materials and Processes for […]

This blog was provided by Mahdi Kapateh whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. A one hour poster session was held where the attendees as well as judges walked around, with […]

This blog was provided by Mahdi Kapateh whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund.  We started the day with an early morning meet-up in front of Cardiff University to take a […]

This blog was provided by Luqman Abidoye whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. This session highlights the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are inherent in the upstream and downstream processes involved […]

This blog was provided by Eirini Karagianni whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. The Autumn UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting was held on 10th and 11th of September 2014 at the University […]

Written by Carolina Font Palma (Research Fellow, University of Leeds), who attended the UKCCSRC Autumn Biannual Meeting 2014 with the support of the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund. The closing keynote session focused on FEED studies in the UK, with presentations […]

This blog was provided by Andrea de Santis whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund.  Jan presented an overview on the current and future plans for the Dutch National CCS program […]

This blog was provided by Andrea de Santis whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. In her presentation Alissa gave an overview of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage activities and prospects […]

This blog was provided by Andrea de Santis whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual was supported by the Early Career Researchers Meeting Fund. In  his presentation Matthew gave an update on the Government’s CCS policy, with a focus on […]

Hello everyone! I’m Antonio Salituro and I’m about at finishing the second year of my PhD in the Institute for Material Research of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE) at the University of Leeds. My project concerns the […]

Written by Dr Roger Watson from University of Edinburgh whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Cardiff Biannual Meeting was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund One of the advantages of travelling back to Scotland from a UKCCSRC biannual meeting by train […]

Written by Dr Sarah Mander, Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research who helped convene the workshop with Dr Clair Gough and Dr David Reiner A bright Edinburgh morning brought approximately 40 UK, and international, participants to […]

UKCCSRC called me up out of semi retirement, I now live and sort of work in New Zealand, to attend and present at the National CCS Week Conference in Sydney, Australia.  Obviously I jumped at the chance.  The National Conference […]

Written by Thomas Wild from University of Aberdeen who was one of the PhD student volunteers for The Carbon Conundrum event at the British Science Festival 2014 in Birmingham, organised by the UKCCSRC with SCCS and BGS and with support […]

Written by Richard Marsh, Cardiff University, Principal Investigator on UKCCSRC Call 1 Project Oxyfuel and exhaust gas recirculation processes in gas turbine combustion for improved carbon capture which completed in July 2014 What progress has taken place since the last blog? […]

I am Nelia Jurado, and I am in the final stage of my PhD at Cranfield University. Last year I was awarded a travel fund by UKCCSRC in collaboration with CMC to do a placement of four weeks at CanmetENERGY, […]

Written by Richard Graham, University of Nottingham, Principal Investigator on UKCCSRC Call 1 Project – Tractable equations of state for CO2 mixtures in CCS which completed in June 2014 A potential bottle-neck for Carbon Capture and Storage is CO2 from […]

I am Elsa Lasseuguette, a postdoctoral researcher in the Carbon Capture group at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently working on membrane technologies for CO2 capture (for post-combustion and pre-combustion) under the supervision of Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari.  I am […]

I am a great believer in interdisciplinarity. Energy and environmental change are complex issues, and lots of ideas and specialisations need to pull together to resolve many of the challenges our society is facing. This, I remind myself, is why […]

*click on links to access presentations* A meeting was held at the University of Oxford on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June to discuss alternative carbon capture and storage methods. The meeting, organised by UKCCSRC and co-ordinated by Prof Ben […]

Written by Jen Roberts, a ClimateXChange postdoc at the University of Strathclyde whose attendance at the Communicating Contested Geoscience conference (click to read blog) in June prompted the following thoughts about communicating our science… Think deep I have often considered myself lucky to […]

Written by Jen Roberts, a ClimateXChange postdoc at the University of Strathclyde whose attendance at the event was supported by a UKCCSRC Career Development Bursary. Jen also wrote a companion piece to this report with her thoughts about communicating. Effective communication […]

This blog was written by UK ECRs, funded by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund, to attend the CATO-2 7th Dutch CCS Symposium On Thursday 19th June, UKCCSRC early career researchers (ECRs) were invited to participate in the 7th Dutch CCS […]

Written by Ignacio (Nacho) Trabadela, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh whose attendance at the OxyCAP/OxyCORR workshops in London in June 2014 was supported by the ECR Meeting Fund. This focusses on the OxyCORR part of the workshops. […]

This blog was written by Suresh Mulmi, PhD Candidate at University of Calgary, and funded by CMC Canada and the UKCCSRC to visit School of Chemistry at University of Birmingham The growing level of CO2 in our environment and drastic […]

This blog was written by Usman Ali, Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative (ETII), Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK The Gas CCS Meeting was held on 25 June, 2014 at Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton, and the agenda of […]

This blog was written by UK ECRs, funded by the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund, to attend the 1st North Sea Young CCS Researchers Conference On Wednesday 18th June, 25 carbon capture and storage (CCS) early career researchers (ECRs) from across […]

Written by Katarzyna Stechly, University of Leeds, who was funded to attend the OxyCAP Workshop under the ECR Meeting Fund The OxyCAP-UK: Oxyfuel Academic Programme for the UK Workshop was held on the 17th and 18th June 2014 at Imperial […]

Written by Jonathan Pearce, Leader of the CCS Team Storage at the British Geological Survey and coordinator of the storage subprogramme for CCS Joint Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance. With thanks to Ceri Vincent and Mike Stephenson The […]

Written by Alasdair Bruce, PhD student at University of Edinburgh contributing to UKCCSRC Call 1 Project: Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) The Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) workshop was held on the 30 April 2014 at the University of Edinburgh, […]

Written by Dr Jen Roberts who is a ClimateXChange postdoc based at the University of Strathclyde. In the shallow waters of a picturesque little bay located near Oban in Scotland lies the world’s first controlled CO₂ release in the marine environment. […]

Written by Professor Nilay Shah who convened the Direct Air Capture/Negative Emissions Workshop in London on 18 March 2014 UKCCSRC hosted a workshop on negative emissions technologies in March 2014. A range of presentations covered research into direct air capture, […]

Written by Johannes Miocic, PhD student at University of Edinburgh whose attendance at the event was supported by the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher Professional Development Grant 2013 The annual meeting of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) was held in Vienna […]

Written by Abigail Ward, Technology Manager at the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering at the University of Leeds **Available presentations can be accessed via links throughout the article**  The EC FP7 Projects: Leading the way in CCS implementation Technical Workshop was […]

Written by Chiara Aruffo from Technische Universität Darmstadt who very kindly agreed to write a report on the event for us! And thank you to EAGE for the photos used here  The

First of all let me say this blog is embarrassingly late but I’ve been a busy bee teeing up some really exciting new opportunities for our Early Career Researchers (ECRs) so I hope I’ll be forgiven… Each year, the UK […]

Written by Laura Herraiz and Maria Sanchez del rio Saez, PhD students at the University of Edinburgh whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting in Cambridge, 2-3 April 2014 was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund The following presentations […]

Written by Usman Ali, PhD student at the University of Leeds who attended the UKCCSRC Biannual in Cambridge in April 2014 with support from the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher Meeting Fund  Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) project update – PI: […]

Written by Bappah Umar, PhD researcher at the University of Aberdeen who was a recipient of the UKCCSR Meeting Fund enabling him to attend the UKCCSRC Biannual in Cambridge, 2-3 April The closing keynote was given by the Labour Peer […]

Written by Xiaobo Luo from the University of Hull whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting in Cambridge in April 2014 was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting Fund. This report covers the presentations given by Dr Hao Liu, Professor Colin […]

Written by Ponfa Roy Bitrus, research student at the University of Aberdeen who attended the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting – CCS in the Bigger Picture – held in Cambridge 2-3 April 2014 with financial support from the UKCCSRC’s ECR Meeting Fund […]

Written by Thomas Wild, PhD Student in Geology, University of Aberdeen – I would like to thank the UKCCSRC for providing the funds enabling me to attend this conference, and look forward to working closely with them in the future This is […]

Written by Carolina Font Palma (Research Fellow, University of Leeds), who attended the UKCCSRC Biannual meeting with the support of the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund. The presentations were part of the first plenary session focused on the UK energy landscape […]

Written by Andrea de Santis, PhD student from University of Leeds, whose attendance at the Biannual Meeting was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting fund The presentation was given by Professor Fredrik Glasser as part of the Solid Adsorption Technical Session at the UKCCSRC […]

Written by Andrea de Santis, PhD student from University of Leeds, whose attendance at the Biannual Meeting was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting fund The presentation was given by Dr Tina Düren as part of the Solid Adsorption Technical Session at the UKCCSRC Biannual […]

Written by Andrea de Santis, PhD student from University of Leeds, whose attendance at the Biannual Meeting was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR Meeting fund The field trip took place on the morning of Wednesday 2nd April just before the […]

Written by Eni Oko (PhD Research Student, University of Hull). The author is grateful to the UKCCSRC for the opportunity to participate in this meeting through its ECR meeting fund The presentation was given by Dr Meihong Wang as part of the […]

Written by Eni Oko (PhD Research Student, University of Hull). The author is grateful to the UKCCSRC for the opportunity to participate in this meeting through its ECR meeting fund The presentation was given by Dr Evgenia Mechleri as part of the Process […]

Written by Akeem Olaleye (PhD Research Student, University of Hull) whose attendance at the UKCCSRC Biannual was supported by the UKCCSRC ECR meeting fund This presentation was the opening keynote of the UKCCSRC Biannual – CCS in the Bigger Picture – […]

The Bioenergy conference was jointly run by the BBSRC Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) and the ESPRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub and focused on a wide range of bioenergy topics including national and global bioenergy perspectives, feedstock, conversion technologies, potential impacts and current […]

Written by Zili Zhang, Imperial College who is working on Call 1 Project: Chemical looping for low-cost oxygen production and other applications, PI: Paul Fennell  A fossil-fuel power station converts part of thermal energy of combustion of fossil fuel to mechanical […]

Written by Dr Eva Sanchez Fernandez working on UKCCSRC Call 1 Project: Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSnet) A typical CCS network (Fig 1) comprises all elements necessary to capture, purify and compress CO2 from different sources and transport and inject this CO2 […]

Written by Alexandra Maskell, PhD student in Carbon Storage, University of Cambridge Before getting this blog underway a huge thank you must go to the UKCCSRC for providing this amazing opportunity through its ECR International Exchange Fund. I must also […]

Written by Dr Leslie Mabon, PDRA Low Carbon Dialogue, University of Edinburgh, who also attended the IEAGHG Social Research Network meeting in Calgary in January on a UKCCSRC Early Career Development Bursary It is often said that travel broadens the […]

Clair Gough (Research Fellow, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) reports from the IEAGHG Social Research Network (IEAGHG SRN) meeting, held in Calgary 13-14 January 2014 and which she attended with support from the UKCCSRC The IEAGHG SRN brings together researchers from around […]

Written by Dr Katherine Daniels, Research Associate in Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge I’m Katherine Daniels, a postdoctoral researcher in geological carbon storage at the University of Cambridge. This December I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in […]

Written by Dursun Can Ozcan, PhD Student in Carbon Capture, University of Edinburgh                        My name is Dursun Can Ozcan and I am a final year PhD student at the University […]

Written by Dr Jen Roberts, ClimateXChange Post-Doc Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde   With the help of a UKCCSRC career development grant, I was able to attend a workshop about Influencing Policy on Climate Change at Cumberland Lodge on […]

Written by Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Lecturer in Carbon Capture, University of Edinburgh Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project: Mixed matrix membranes preparation for post-combustion capture Atmospheric temperature increase during recent years has been associated with the growing levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions […]

This blog is for the 3rd and 4th weeks of Silvia’s trip to Japan as part of our ECR International Exchange Fund.  The first blog can be found here. 15 Oct – 30 Oct 2013: Memoirs of a Geisha During the […]

I am Silvia Madeddu, a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of The University of Sheffield, UK. My research project aims to develop an economically and energetically viable process to produce Mg(OH)2 for the sequestration of exhaust […]

Written by Mike Edwards, UKCCSRC Strategy and Business Development Manager Let’s begin with a bit of background ….. the trip was a result of a conversation in a small French restaurant in Edinburgh with between UKCCSRC and Peter Cook from CO2CRC. […]

Written by Dr Richard Marsh, Senior Lecturer specialising in energy systems, Cardiff University  Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project: Oxyfuel and exhaust gas recirculation processes in gas turbine combustion for improved carbon capture performance  What is ‘Oxyfuel’ ? ‘Oxyfuel’ refers to a […]

So before I launch into ‘blogging’ my geochemical tour Down Under, I really do need to say a very big thank you to Robin Cathcart and everyone in the UKCCSRC team for providing financial support through the ECR International Exchange Fund […]

Written by Dr Solomon Brown, Postgraduate Researcher and Teaching Fellow, University College London Working on UKCCSRC Call 1 Project: Multiphase flow modelling for hazard assessment of dense phase CO2 pipelines containing impurities. PI: Professor Haroun Mahgerefteh This project funded by the UKCCSRC seeks to […]

Written by Mike Edwards, UKCCSRC Strategy and Business Development Manager In October 2013, Mohamed Pourkashanian (University of Leeds), Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director), Trevor Drage (University of Nottingham), Ben Anthony (University of Cranfield), Matthew Billson (Department of Energy and Climate Change […]

By Dr Richard Graham, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham Principal Investigator on Call 1 Project – Tractable equations of state for CO2 mixtures in CCS: Algorithms for automated generation and optimisation, tailored to end-users Carbon capture and storage is a […]

I am Davide Bocciardo, a final year PhD student from the Carbon Capture group at the University of Edinburgh. Thanks to the ECR International Exchange Fund from the UKCCSRC, I had the unique opportunity to spend a month in Brazil as […]

Written by Jerry Blackford – Marine System Modeller, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and UKCCSRC Co-ordination Group Member/Research Area Champion for Ecosystems and Environmental Impact The IEAGHG network workshop series https://ieaghg.org/networks provide an annual opportunity to catch up with the latest research in the field […]

Written by Dr Jen Roberts is a ClimateXChange postdoc based at the University of Strathclyde, working on the perception and communication of risk and uncertainty. With the help of a UKCCSRC travel bursary, I was able to attend a ‘risk and uncertainty in […]

Written by Paul Tait from the University of Edinburgh. Introduction and acknowledgements Firstly, I’d like to say a big thanks to UKCCSRC for providing me with such a fantastic opportunity through its ECR International Exchange Fund. My 4-week placement at […]

University of Edinburgh PhD students Laura Herraiz and Paul Tait attend the prestigious IEAGHG CCS International Summer School in Nottingham, 21-26 July 2013 All photos (except the bus photo) here are taken by Lori Gauvreau – Schlumberger (for IEAGHG) The IEAGHG CCS International Summer […]

Reporting from the Natural Gas CCS Networking Meeting held in London on 30-31 May 2013 This is a totally revolutionary ‘take’ on gas powerplant decarbonisation where you decarbonise the gas fuel supply up-stream, using a hybrid combination of bio-energy (inc’ […]

The UKCCSRC was a prominent player in the recent GHGT-11 conference in Kyoto, Japan.  We hosted a well attended international networking reception alongside the conference with over 150 attendees from around the globe.  An International Gas Network was formed that […]

From 5th to 18th November 2012, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre was pleased to host  a visit from a delegation of engineers from India.  The three-member technical team from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) are working on a European Union […]

Mike Monea, President, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives for SaskPower and Colin Imrie, Scottish Government presented recent developments at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project and work on Scotland’s CO2 storage capacity, respectively, on 15 October 2012 at the University of Edinburgh. The […]

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 […]