The UKCCSRC, for the funding phase 2017 – 2022 is supporting a series of CCS research projects led by our core research team.
The core research has three linked themes: storage, capture and systems and policy.
The capture theme focuses on next generation CO2 capture technologies and processes, including high and low temperature solids-based cycles, and links closely to the systems work.
The research topics within the storage theme include pressure migration and plume migration within storage reservoirs with impacts for geomechanical security, plume stability and site monitorability.
Systems and policy projects
The systems and policy theme looks at UK-wide systems, linking demand for heat and power, energy markets, industrial demand, and CO2 transport infrastructure. The overall objective is to provide inputs into existing UK energy systems modelling. We also examine “social license to operate” for fossil-fired CCS as well as bio-energy with CCS (BECCS).