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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 reality of CCS in the industry and the wider community. During the UKCCSRC conference in Sheffield, I joined the discussion session on Innovation in social research to promote CCS. The discussion was facilitated by Kirsty Lynch from Pale Blue Dot. The first discussion point was on the need to identify the right stakeholders for any social search. It is sometimes perceived that the general public is the main stakeholder when it comes to social research in CCS but focusing...Read more
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 as the CCUS opportunities, implementation of CCUS clusters, developing a pipeline of financeable UK projects, and implementation and innovation. The session titled “Implementation and Innovation” was divided into seven themes such as Storage & gas power, Social, Utilisation, Hydrogen, Steel industry principles, BECCS, Storage & Shipping combinations under the question of What is the role of R&D in particular areas of the CCUS landscape? The discussions on the theme of Steel industry principles were carried out among seven scholars...Read more
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