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The recent sale by NRG of their 50% stake in the Petra Nova CO2 capture facility for a paltry $3.6M, less than 1% of its construction cost, suggests that the economics of CO2 capture for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) at […]

Twenty CO2 capture projects have been named that have met the eligibility criteria for the BEIS Phase 2 selection process, out of forty-one applicants.  These will now proceed to the due diligence stage of the Phase 2 Cluster Sequencing process, […]

The research paper from one of our Flexible Funding 2020 projects has recently been published – “Preliminary study of CO2 frost formation during cryogenic carbon capture using tomography analysis”. Dr Carolina Font-Palma and team investigated a cryogenic carbon capture method […]

After five years of research activity, the UK Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme has now come to an end and published a series of policy briefs disseminating its findings and insights. As highlighted in the UK Climate Change Committee’s recent report to parliament, […]

A recently published paper from Clair Gough and Sarah Mander explores the opportunities for, and progress in, establishing a social licence to operate (SLO) for CCS in industrial clusters in the UK, focusing on the perspectives of key stakeholders. SLO […]

Yesterday, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released a number of announcements, reports and documents focusing on the CCUS Innovation competition and wider work by AECOM for BEIS reviewing ‘Next Generation Carbon Capture Technology’. Of particular interest […]

We’re delighted to share with our community the publication in Nature of UKCCSRC Deputy Director Paul Fennell’s article, ‘Cement and steel – nine steps to net zero’, co-authored with Justin Driver, Christopher Bataille and Steven J Davis. To achieve net […]

As part of the cluster sequencing process, BEIS has listed the projects eligible to move to the next stage of Phase-2 of the Cluster sequencing process. BEIS received submissions for power, industrial carbon capture (ICC) and hydrogen to connect onto […]

We’re delighted to share news from one of our core research team, Dr Clair Gough and colleagues Muir Freer, Andrew Welfle and Amanda Lea-Langton on their new paper “Putting Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage in a Spatial Context: What […]

We’re delighted to share with our community the publication of the new paper, ‘Upstream decarbonization through a carbon takeback obligation:  An affordable backstop climate policy’, from Prof Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC Deputy Director, co-authored with Stuart Jenkins, Eli Mitchell-Larson, Matthew C […]

An international group of researchers, including UKCCSRC Director Prof Jon Gibbins, has carried out in-depth analyses of the climate impact of blue hydrogen. The study confirms that blue hydrogen, produced from natural gas and using carbon capture and storage processes, […]

Our Director, Prof Jon Gibbins, has provided written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry, Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Negative Emissions Technologies. The Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an overarching inquiry looking at technological innovations which could contribute to […]

The US Infrastructure Bill includes a number of significant measures to support CCUS. In line with the growing understanding, globally, of the critical role of ‘plumbing’ for CO2 disposal in underpinning CCUS clusters, the Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and […]

Our Director, Prof Jon Gibbins, recently gave a presentation at Humber Zero’s Waterline summit on 19 October 2021. Here we’re sharing his slides, Rapid development of CCUS: infrastructure and innovation, and a recording of the event over on the Sparq […]

Hear our Director Prof Jon Gibbins’ thoughts on today’s key announcements on the Net Zero Strategy and the Track 1 CCUS clusters: “The Net Zero Strategy released today gives excellent scope for CCUS to show what it can do. The […]

We’re thrilled to announce that the Centre has received funding from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Energy Programme, to continue its work until September 2025, in the form […]

Our Director Jon Gibbins is one of two University of Sheffield academics (alongside Dr Claire Corkhill), to be appointed as independent experts to the Energy Working Group of the Green Taxonomy Advisory Group, assisting BEIS and HM Treasury with the […]

From Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, Professor of CCS University of Sheffield Dan Welsby, James Price, Steve Pye and Paul Ekins in their paper ‘Unextractable fossil fuels in a 1.5 °C world’ have done a very good job of telling the […]

From Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, Professor of CCS University of Sheffield: To support the launch of the UK’s hydrogen economy initiative, estimates for GHG emissions from blue hydrogen production were issued by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial […]

By Professor Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director The key message from a recent paper on blue hydrogen production from natural gas, which has attracted some media attention, should be that it is a good description of how NOT to do it. The authors […]

BEIS has just published a report on a series of regional CCUS public perceptions dialogues, Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): public dialogue. Our Deputy Director for Systems and Policy, Dr David Reiner, was co-chair (along with Prof Nick Pidgeon […]

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 […]

UKCCSRC members Prof Jon Gibbins from the University of Sheffield and Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from the University of Edinburgh have prepared a BAT review, which has in turn fed into the Environment Agency’s new guidance, Best Available Technique (BAT) guidance for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Using […]

BEIS have this month published a suite of important announcements, policy papers and calls for submissions that are relevant to our CCS community.  Congratulations also to IDRIC, which has been awarded £20million for a research and innovation centre, via UKRI. […]

The Royal Society has this week published a series of briefing for policymakers on 12 science and technology areas, and we’re happy to share that our Deputy Directors, Prof Stuart Haszeldine (Storage), Prof Paul Fennel (Capture) and Dr David Reiner […]

Our Director Prof Jon Gibbins has been quoted in the Telegraph in an article by Morgan Meaker on carbon capture and storage. You can read the article here, or see our image below.    

Our Director, Prof Jon Gibbins, has contributed to a new report, Technology Brief on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage, by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which was published yesterday, Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The United Nations warns that […]

Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Network+ recently launched online, opening its membership to stakeholders across the foundation industries sector. Supported by funding from EPSRC, the TFI Network+ will assist the foundation industries to remain competitive whilst simultaneously tackling challenges from environmental […]

We’re pleased to share details of the latest technical review paper on large-scale CO2 shipping and marine emissions management for carbon capture, utilisation, and storage, from a team at Cranfield consisting of Hisham Al Baroudi, Adeola Awoyomi, Kumar Patchigolla, Kranthi […]

Today, 10th February, see the opening of the government consultation on Cluster Sequencing for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage deployment. The consultation builds on various government announcements and publications around CCUS, and is seeking views on a potential mechanism for […]

We’re delighted to share with our community the publication of Dr Solomon Brown’s new paper, Transient CO2 capture for open-cycle gas turbines in future energy systems, co-authored with Mathew Dennis Wilkes and Sanjay Mukherjee from the University of Sheffield (also […]

As part of the REX-CO2 project, funded by ACT, a questionnaire has been developed seeking to collect views on the potential for re-using existing oil and gas wells for CO2 storage. The aim of the REX-CO2 project is to increase the […]

The UKCCSRC welcomes the urgency given by the Committee on Climate Change to the deployment of a wide range of CCS applications. The 6th Carbon Budget Report sets challenging carbon dioxide reduction targets for the UK and these translate into […]

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 […]

We’re delighted to share news from Salman Masoudi Soltani on the publication of his new research paper, Influence of surface modification on selective CO2 adsorption: A technical review on mechanisms and methods, funded via the UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 call. […]

We’re delighted to share news from Jen Roberts on the publication of her new research paper, funded in part by the UKCCSRC International Collaboration Fund. The new paper by Jen Roberts (Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy. Department of Civil and Environmental […]

We’re delighted to share the publication of a new report, A Trans-European CO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges, produced on behalf of the Advisory Council of the European Zero Emission Platform (ZEP) for which Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh was […]

We’re delighted to share some very exciting news from one of our core research team, Dr Clair Gough, on her report as part of On Net Zero, the latest publication from Policy@Manchester. Clair, along with colleague Dr Andrew Welfle, wrote […]

We’ve had some exciting news through from our colleagues at SCCS: A new study by scientists from Scotland and Malaysia has provided insights into the role of natural mechanisms within rocks deep below ground for securely storing anthropogenic carbon dioxide […]

We’ve had some great news from Dr Richard Porter and Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh of University College London! An exciting new EU H2020 project called C4U has been launched for developing two promising solid-based CO2 capture technologies for the iron & […]

Carbon capture and storage vital in achieving the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050 As the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 gets underway this month, our leading academics, Professor Jon Gibbins, Director of UK CCS Research Centre, and Professor Mohamed [...]
New research shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be captured and securely stored beneath deep-seated and impermeable underground rocks. The findings provide further evidence that a developing technology known as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), in which climate changing [...]
Professor Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield and Director, UKCCSRC gives his response to the National Grid's ESO Technical Report into the 9 August power outage. Professor Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield and Director, UKCCSRC gives his response to the National [...]
Applications are now open for the first stage to fund a £20 million Research and Innovation Centre as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge. Please follow the link below for more information: https://epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/iscf-industrial-decarbonisation-res...
Today (27 June) the UK Government legally committed to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050 and announced that £26million has been awarded to accelerate the rollout of CCUS across the country. [image_with_animation image_url="1084" alignment="" animation="Fade In" border_radius="none" [...]
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Carbon Capture and Storage has today issued a call for evidence on Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS). MPs will hear from industry experts, academics, NGOs and unions at an evidence session in Parliament [...]
An ambitious international project to support the development of low-carbon energy and industry in Southern and Eastern Europe got under way this morning with funding from the European Union. Headed by the French geological survey, BRGM, the research partnership combines [...]
[image_with_animation image_url="1090" alignment="" animation="Fade In" border_radius="none" box_shadow="none" max_width="100%"] The Committee on Climate change has set a challenging but achievable target of net zero GHG emissions by 2050. With MPs approving a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency, and [...]
International post-combustion capture retrofit workshop held in Sheffield, 9-12 April 2019 CCUS specialists from the UK CCS Research Centre and the University of Sheffield’s PACT facilities together with Bechtel (US), TNO (NL), Test Centre Mongstad (Norway) and the Universities of [...]
On 17 January 2019, Prof Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, gave written and oral evidence at an inquiry into CCUS. The scope of the inquiry was to examine the Government’s commitment to deploying CCUS technology and whether it has a “Plan B” [...]
New papers published by UKCCSRC member Jen Roberts show UKCCSRC ECR funding can deliver long lasting impact. Jen Roberts was a recipient of the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher International Exchange Fund in 2015 which enabled her to do a 10 [...]
Award presented to Paul Willson by Julian Critchlow, Director General, Energy Transformation and Clean Growth at BEIS. PMW Technology’s new A3C carbon capture technology won the Rushlight Fossil Fuels Award at the 2018-2019 Rushlight Show held at the Royal Society. [...]
Varying the rate at which carbon dioxide (CO2) is injected into geological storage sites can enhance not just their efficiency but also their ability to store the greenhouse gas securely, according to a new study. These findings will be invaluable [...]
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Centre (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced today (Monday 4 February 2019) the list of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will receive a share from a total of £446m. [...]
Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been identified as an integral component in many of the low-carbon scenarios proposed to meet the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to limit the global temperature increase to 2oC, and preferably [...]
At COP24 climate talks in Poland, UK government sets world-leading ambition for first 'net-zero carbon' cluster by 2040 to cut emissions, backed by up to £170 million funding. At COP24 climate talks in Poland, UK government sets world-leading ambition for first “net-zero [...]
  Global energy leaders met in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, to drive new momentum in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies as a proven and critically-important climate solution. Energy ministers, CEOs from the energy sector and executives from the financial community recognised [...]
  Mike Monea, CCS Knowlege Centre, has announced the release of a new study at a press conference held as part of the Accelerating CCUS global conference taking place in Edinburgh on the 28th and 29th November 2018. The press [...]
We are pleased to announce the three recipients of the September 2018 Scientific Council Collaboration Fund. This is the second Collaboration Fund that has been made available to our Scientific Council Members which is a consortium of some of the UK's [...]
SGN and Pale Blue Dot Energy are working together in collaboration with National Grid Transmission to evaluate the potential uses of an exciting new energy option that could find a natural home in the north east of Scotland. Hydrogen provides [...]
A multi-billion-pound industry that can deliver effective climate action and a viable future for the UK’s oil and gas industry is being imperilled by slow decision-making within government, a parliamentary committee will hear today. Prof Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director, will [...]
As the UK energy generation portfolio brings in more power from renewable sources such as wind and solar, conventional thermal power plants, that run on coal or natural gas, will need to become more flexible. This is because power from [...]
Three £5 million energy research hubs and a new £1 million network in solar energy that will build multidisciplinary collaborations between universities, academic bodies and industry were announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The three [...]
ZEP has published a new report "Role of CCUS in a below 2 degrees scenario". The report concludes that "CCS is available today, constitutes an essential part of the lowest cost solution, and is particularly necessary for reducing emissions from [...]
The UK’s international CCUS programme 2018 annual review has just been published.  This focuses on the UK’s support to emerging economies and developing countries on CCUS. >> DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
Today marks the launch of the long anticipated BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force Report, “Delivering Clean Growth”. The Cost Challenge Taskforce (CCTF) was initiated by Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, in January this year, [...]
"The decline in global investment for renewables and energy efficiency combined could threaten the expansion of clean energy needed to meet energy security, climate and clean-air goals. While we would need this investment to go up rapidly, it is disappointing to [...]
It is important that CCS research doesn’t only focus on advancing the technology itself and instead encompasses all the factors that can influence the deployment of CCS at scale. One of these factors is the potential societal response to CCS, [...]
Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) has become a much relied upon solution when planning scenarios to meet the Paris Agreement of 2015, a global commitment to limit the global temperature increase to 2C, and preferably 1.5C, higher [...]
The good news is that around 3/4 of CO2 emissions from human activity involving fossil fuels and industry are relatively easy to address. The bad news is, 1/4 of emissions sources, a fraction too large to ignore if the world [...]
UK CCS Research Centre members will welcome the clear recommendations in the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) latest report, ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament’. Noting that the UK needs to act now to keep long-term options [...]
This Year the CO2GeoNet held its annual Open Forum at San Servolo Island, Venice. The theme of the 13th CO2GeoNet Open Forum was "Growing CCS for a sustainable future - Linking local actions for a global solution". The title underlines [...]
This article has been taken the SCCS website New research shows that captured carbon dioxide can be stored safely for thousands of years by injecting the liquefied gas deep underground into the microscopic pore spaces of common rocks. The findings [...]
The information on this page has been taken from the Accelerating CCS Technologies Website.  A New ACT Call was published 4 June 2018 The full Call text is available from this PDF file. There is a two stage application process. Due date for [...]
The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) welcomes the announcement made yesterday (Wednesday 23 May) by Energy Minister Claire Perry that the UK is to lead an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to remove carbon from [...]
On the April 24th and 25th, the China-UK (Guangdong) CCUS center (Guangdong South Carbon Capture and Storage Industry Center) hosted the 4th international professional workshop for carbon capture, utilization and storage of Guangdong province and other related activities in Guangzhou [...]
On 27th March the UKCCSRC announced the latest winners of its Early Career Researcher Poster Competition. The announcement was made as the finale to the two-day conference “Delivering the New CCS Agenda” held at the University of Cambridge. The poster [...]
Innovate UK, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, is inviting proposals on the potential future challenges to get support through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The aim of this call is to identify the third wave of industry-led challenges in the [...]
UKCCSRC Director Jon Gibbins together with Karl Anders Hoff, SINTEF, Purvil Khakharia, TNO, and Monica Garcia, IEAGHG, joined members of the Japanese Ministry for the Environment’s “Demonstration of Sustainable CCS” Project and other stakeholders for a workshop in Tokyo on [...]
Yesterday Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, and Centre Deputy Directors, Stuart Haszeldine and David Reiner attended the first BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce meeting, chaired by Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth. The Taskforce, made up of [...]
This week Prof Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director and Dr Bruce Adderley, UKCCSRC Executive Manager, are in Mexico supporting an initiative which is part of the UK’s outreach programme of CCUS. The meeting, running from 22nd to 26th January, also has [...]
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released its response to the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy at a launch event today, hosted by Lord Deben, the Chairman of the CCC. The response, “An independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy: [...]