CCS System Modelling Toolkit

  • Project to support the future design, operation and roll-out of cost effective CCS systems in the UK
  • A modelling tool-kit capable of simulating the operation of all aspects of the CCS chain
  • Support initial conceptual design and eventual detailed design and operation of CCS systems

The project is a collaborative venture co-funded by the ETI and project participants, who comprise EDF, E.ON, energy consultancy E4tech, Petrofac (via its CO2DeepStore subsidiary), PSE and Rolls-Royce.

The aim is to deliver a robust, fully integrated tool-kit that can be used by CCS stakeholders across the whole CCS chain. In parallel PSE is developing a commercial software product, known as gCCS, that will ensure that the outputs from the project will be made widely available, supported and further developed in the future.

Industrial input is from E.ON and EDF on the power generation side, Rolls-Royce for compression, and Petrofac/CO2DeepStore for the transmission and injection aspects. The project is managed by E4tech.

The tool-kit will be used to support the initial conceptual design and eventual detailed design and operation of CCS systems by helping to identify and understand system-wide operational issues such as the effects of power station ramp-up or ramp-down on downstream storage operation, or the effect of downstream disturbances on power generation.