British Geological Survey
British Geological Survey (BGS) is a component institute of the Natural Environment Research Council, with a UK-wide remit for strategic and applied research and monitoring in the environmental sciences. BGS is a world leader in the field of CCS with a track record going back to 1991. Over the past three years BGS including site characterisation, performance prediction, monitoring and verification, and long-term has carried out more than 40 CO2 storage research projects including site characterisation, performance prediction, monitoring and verification, and long-term processes, supported by state-of the-art laboratories.
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a world-leading university in Engineering and Technology (4th globally). The Cambridge Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage is part of the Energy@Cambridge strategic research initiative.
University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh (UoE) is in the UK top 3 to 5 for research and technology innovation and is a founder member of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, comprising > 200 academics enabling an integrated assessment of CCS and energy systems from fuels to engineering, storage, policies, business and environmental impacts. Several staff advise Government committees and Ministers in Westminster, Holyrood and Brussels (www.sccs.org.uk). Since 2000, strong links have been established with business and stakeholders along the entire CCS chain, with research leadership from Stuart Haszeldine FRSE (SH, Deputy Director for Storage).
Imperial College London
Imperial College London (ICL) has one of the UK’s largest CCS academic research programmes. ICL was recently ranked 8th in the world in the Times global rankings. The college-wide research effort, including the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, yields an integrated approach, from capture to storage, with an overarching systems methodology.
University of Nottingham
University of Nottingham (UoN) is delivering a £15m energy and CCS research portfolio, including a Centre of Doctoral Training in CCS and fossil energy which acts as a focal point for UKCCSRC post-graduate research training. On storage, the GeoEnergy Research Centre has been established with BGS and a £4M investment has been made in a bore hole for CO2 injection and a pilot-scale capture facility for solid adsorbents, the first such one in the UK. Nottingham has an international reputation for developing activated carbon and basic adsorbents for low temperature postcombustion capture.
University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield (UoS) is host to the UKCCSRC head office and the Pilot-Scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) facilities. Capture and Systems analysis are the focus of CCS research at Sheffield.