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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 session. David emphasized that since 1998, over the past two decades the CCS sector has made considerable progress, and today some CCS projects are operating as designed. Particular attention was drawn to USA, UK and Algeria based CCS projects (see photo 1). Although multiple projects had failed in the UK as highlighted in photo 1, the Algerian In Salah project is capturing 1Mt CO 2 /year. David also highlighted that mere storage projects were insufficient to address the issues around...Read more
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 implementation of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) where the value and potential benefits of CCUS in different fields was explored. The next agenda was presented by James Watt on the implementation of CCUS clusters. He is currently a Process Engineering Manager for the Tees Valley Centre, UK Wood plc and a technical discipline mentor for renewables and carbon capture and storage. James Watt gave a brief description of the background of the Wood plc and their current research activities...Read more
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 resources has reduced the use of fossil fuels in the energy mix but decreasing the deleterious effect of fossil fuels to reach the set targets of decarbonisation by 2050 requires a sustained effort in which CCUS is a vital component. In fact, despite the achievements in this regard the share of coal in the energy mix for TPES worldwide has not decreased which means CO 2 emissions from coal are going still to be on the scene in the coming...Read more
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 Omehia (University of Sheffield) to attend and meet 60 students and over 20 experts from all around the world working on CCS. Across the packed 5 days, students were taught a wide range of aspects related to the CCS deployment and obtained the most recent information available in each field. In addition, the students had a chance to network, present their work, and discuss potential career choices in the field of CCS after they finish their PhDs. Tim Dixon from...Read more

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