The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, for the EPSRC 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 & 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 BECCS.
The diagram below shows how the individual work packages that make up our core research programme are interlinked across the spectrum of CCS.
||Bio-Energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
||Advanced, High- Efficient Cycles Using Gas Turbines With S-CO2 Or Direct Oxy-Fired CCGT-CCS
||Integration Options For Hydrogen and Clean Power Synergies
||Reduced Order Models
||Pressure Propagation and control
||CO2 Migration and storage
||CO2 Modelling Software Assessment
||Scoping / Development of a proposed CO2GeoLab
||Cross Cutting Value of CCS
||BECCS Within The Energy System
||Social License to Operate