The UKCCSRC is pleased to announce the proposals that were awarded funding in our recent Flexible Funding 2020 call, which closed in February 2020. The call was for proposals to a fixed budget amount up to £30k, for which grants would run for a period of three to six months. Following a rigorous assessment process by independent reviewers reporting to the UKCCSRC Board, a total of £232,992 was awarded to 8 successful proposals.
The successful applicants are:
- Prof Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield: Co-Cap: Collaboration on commercial capture
- Dr Carolina Font-Palma, University of Chester: CO2-FROST: CO2 frost formation during cryogenic carbon capture with tomography analysis
- Prof Lin Ma, University of Sheffield: Evaluation of different CCUS systems based on the MCFC technology for decarbonising the power generation sector
- Dr Kumar Patchigolla, Cranfield University: Recovering liquefaction cost of captured carbon dioxide by cold energy utilisation and electric power generation
- Prof Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh: SCARP North Sea: Storage Challenge and Reserve Provision, a fundamental gigatonne CO2 challenge for European net zero
- Prof Yong Yan, University of Kent: Monitoring of CO2 flow under CCS conditions through multi-modal sensing and machine learning
- Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani, Brunel University London: Biomass combustion ash in carbon capture
- Prof Junwang Tang, University College London: Cucurbituril-incorporated photocatalytic membrane for carbon capture and utilisation
The UKCCSRC invited proposals for CCS research that address:
- The technical, economic and social transition to net-zero, including research related to hydrogen production with CCS
- Seed funding for a piece of work that could lead to a larger bid to other sources of CCS funding later, e.g. a responsive mode application. [But noting that bid preparation in and of itself can’t be funded and that, to avoid duplication, projects should not include work that the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre would be able to fund]
- Research linked to Mission Innovation priority research directions
For further information, including exact amounts awarded and details on the process of the initial call, see the Flexible Funding 2020 page, which contains links to each individual project page.