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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 preparation of cost-effective CO 2 sorbents which could be used as post-combustion capture technology alternatively to the chemical absorption with liquid amines in a coal-fired energy power plant. In order to do this, I’ve been synthesizing activated carbons starting from inexpensive and sustainable sources (e.g. biomass). Also, I'm studying the CO 2 sorption performances of the final carbons under simulated post-combustion conditions. Thanks to the Early Career Research fund I awarded by UKCCSRC, I was able to participate in the...Read more
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 Symposium which was held at the very impressive RAI conference venue in Amsterdam. The two day conference highlighted the achievements of integrated CCS research both in the Netherlands as part of CATO-2, and internationally. Under the theme CCS progress & next steps , the 7th Dutch CCS symposium brought together scientists, industry, policy makers and decision makers in Amsterdam. CATO-2 organized this two-day international and multidisciplinary conference to celebrate the achievements of integrated CCS research not only in the Netherlands...Read more
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 Northern Europe convened in Rotterdam to strengthen the European ECR network, to learn more about the Netherlands' CCS ambitions, and to produce The First Declaration of Amsterdam (more on that later). The meeting was organised by CATO-2 , and travel funding assistance was provided to UK ECRs by UKCCSRC as part of the RCUK Energy Programme. An overnight stay for the UK ECRs in a quaint floating hotel boat in Oosterdok, Amsterdam, hinted that what can be done on...Read more
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 Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) host a networking meeting for UK ECRs to come together, in order to facilitate peer to peer sharing of knowledge and collaboration. This year, excitingly, the networking meeting was held jointly by UKCCSRC and CATO-2; the Dutch national R&D programme for CO 2 capture, transport and storage. This approach allowed participants to get an insight into the CCS landscape in another country and discuss their research with people outside of their own institutions...Read more
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