On 20th June 2014, the UK Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon, announced that the UKCCSRC had awarded funding for 14 projects today worth £2.57M during a visit to the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in South Yorkshire, after he formally opened the UKCCSRC’s Pilot-Scale Advanced CO2-Capture Technology (PACT) facilities in Beighton.
These projects, including seven on CO2 capture (£1,128,000), five on CO2 cross-cutting issues (£1,040,000), and two on CO2 storage (£399,000) attracted a total of £2 million in additional co-funding and support from a broad range of industrial partners from the UK and overseas.
Prof Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, said, “It is great to have the UKCCSRC’s own research portfolio now fully under way. Our big tasks for the next three years of the Centre’s life will be to see these projects executed successfully and to link them, and all the academic research supported by the Research Councils, DECC and other funders, to maximise their value for supporting future CCS delivery.”
The projects funded in this call are fundamental and multidisciplinary CCS research projects that address research needs identified by the Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) and the DECC CCS Roadmap for Innovation and R&D.