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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 CCS&U is one of the cutting-edge technologies for future power plants as it inherently has the carbon negative emission technology. This technology can significantly reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and when co-firing with the coal it permits a continued use of plentiful coal supplies by CCS and thereby secure our future energy needs without the severe environmental impacts expected if fossil fuels are used without CCS. Increasing efficiency for biomass power plant is highly challenging, it is important to investigate...Read more
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 CO 2 storage and CCS deployed for gas fired power plants. The summary of the group’s findings are shown in the image below. After defining innovation as increasing performance and reducing the costs associated with the combined power and capture plant, the discussion shifted into defining risks associated with the storage of CO 2 . Deploying CCS in the near and mid-term requires making investment decisions under uncertainty; an example of an uncertainty is the heterogeneity of the storage sites. A vast research effort...Read more
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 at which we are at and what these next steps could be. The talk started with quotes from Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth who is a strong advocate for CCUS. This was followed by current and past evidences and the fact that CCUS still appears to play a critical role in UK decarbonisation. Having said this, the challenges to overcome were also touched on like: the lack of current confidence in CCUS and the absence of...Read more
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. CO 2 as a long-lived greenhouse gas and primary contributor to climate change is the aim of hundreds of investigations. Our close reliance in using fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas) for covering world energy demand has represented the largest source of CO 2 with a substantial contribution and impact in the environment. Efforts in many sectors have been made to control and mitigate anthropogenic CO 2 emissions such as carbon capture technologies and renewable energy sources but there is still...Read more