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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 capture (PCC) of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). PCC is considered highly important for its short-term applicability in utilising fossil fuels without increasing the atmospheric CO 2 concentration and for eventually allowing us to reduce the CO 2 concentration in line with limiting the global average temperature increase to below 1.5 °C. It is also lauded as a practical solution to climate change due to its potential for retrofitting to existing power plants. Aqueous amine-based chemical absorption of CO...Read more
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 a wide range of CCUS research areas, including the current retrofit technologies and CCUS applications in many locations in the UK. It was also interesting to hear from the delegates from the US Senate Committee on what is being discussed across the pond. The poster session was also a great opportunity to present my work to the CCUS community in the UK. On the second day of the conference, parallel sessions were held on the main aspects of reducing the...Read more
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 looping combustion (CLC) as an emerging technology to reduce CO 2 emissions has its origins in the ’80s. Professor Ben Anthony from Cranfield University, who is an expert in the field of CCUS, has highlighted that the actual situation of CLC is in the demonstration stage with pilot facilities in countries such as Spain, USA, China, etc. Dr Anthony cited that an advantage of CLC is its flexibility to be used in different applications such as power plants, the cement...Read more
This blog was co-authored by Alexandros Argyris and Yoga Wienda Pratama. The main session of the UKCCSRC Conference in Cardiff was opened by an update from BEIS and EPSRC. An update from BEIS was presented by Brian Allison, Assistant Head CCUS R&D, Innovation and International Engagement, who talked about the UK Government action plan on the development of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS). He said that this action is not only within the UK but also includes multi-lateral collaboration between the UK and other countries. The action plan is aimed to enable the first CCUS facility deployment in the UK in the mid-2020s, to fulfil the UK’s ambition to have CCUS being deployed at scale during the 2030s as...Read more