The UKCCSRC is pleased to announce the proposals that were awarded funding in our recent Flexible Funding 2021 call, which closed in April 2021. The call was for proposals to a fixed budget amount up to £30k, or up to £50k for proposals that can obtain 20% additional (cash) funding. Following a rigorous assessment process by independent reviewers reporting to the UKCCSRC Board, a total of £357,168 was awarded to 10 successful proposals.
The successful applicants are:
- Dr Kevin Hughes, University of Sheffield: Advancements in mixed amine atmospheric kinetic models
- Dr Chenggong Sun, University of Nottingham: Autarkic embedded Direct Air Capture for breakthrough cost reductions
- Dr Eni Oko, University of Hull: Development of an energy-efficient and cost-effective catalytic regeneration system in the post-combustion CO2 capture process
- Dr Michael Holynski, University of Birmingham: Feasibility study into Quantum Technology based Gravity Sensing for CCS
- Dr Peter Clough, Cranfield University: Fugitive amine emission scrubbing using electrostatic precipitation
- Prof Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield: PCC – CARER: Post-Combustion Capture – Cost And Residual Emission Reduction
- Prof Ed Lester, University of Nottingham: Pilot Scale Carbon Capture using Solid Sorbents PICASSO
- Dr Enrico Andreoli, Swansea University: Scale up of F4_MIL-140(Ce) for next generation carbon capture (F4-Next-CC)
- Dr Anna Lichtschlag, National Oceanography Center Southampton: Sensor Enabled Seabed Landing AUV nodes for improved offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) monitoring
- Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani, Brunel University London Techno-economics of Biomass Combustion Products in the Synthesis of Effective Low-cost Adsorbents for Carbon Capture
The UKCCSRC invited proposals for CCS research that address:
- Seed funding for a piece of work that could lead to responsive mode applications
- Work that can be used (e.g. a feasibility study) to establish a principle / understand the challenges for a larger bid to other sources of CCS funding later. [Noting that bid preparation in and of itself can’t be funded]
- Research linked to problems identified and supported by industry or other CCS research users.
For further information, including exact amounts awarded and details on the process of the initial call, see the Flexible Funding 2021 page.