UK CCS projects

Project overview Measurement and monitoring of CO2 flows across the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) chain are essential to ensure accurate accounting of captured CO2 and help prevent leaking during
Large reserves of shale gas and unconventional gases worldwide will ensure that hydrogen remains produced mainly via the catalytic steam reforming process (C-SR) for the next few decades. In conventional
For a wide adoption of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, it is essential to provide a commercial operator with a reassurance of the predictability of their proposed site
Project overview We combine pore scale digital rock physics, reservoir condition special core analysis, and reservoir simulation to evaluate the performance of CO2 storage for the major target storage regions
Calcium looping shows significant promise for CO2 capture. The process can lead to an energy penalty as low as 6 – 8 % including the compression of the lean CO2 stream,
Monitoring the composition of mixtures which are of relevance to Carbon Capture and Storage pipelines is of high importance for the safe transportation of CO2 during the CCS process. Captured
Project overview Captured carbon dioxide(CO2) from CCS operations needs to be transported to the storage location. Metering of the flow could be challenging due to the presence of impurities as
This project focuses on enhancing the flexibility of amine based post-combustion capture systems1.To evaluate the flexible operation capabilities of current post-combustion CCS plant designs via dynamic scenario testing at pilot
Project overview Oxy-fuel (coal or biomass) combustion significantly changes the heat transfer properties of power plant furnaces. Thus future power plants using oxy-fuel technology will rely greatly on computational modelling.
Project Overview Pipelines are acknowledged as one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods for transporting large volumes of various fluids over long distances and therefore the majority of proposed
The elevated cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is currently hindering its implementation at large scale. We aim to design a ‘perfect’ solvent for the capture of carbon dioxide
Background Highly-depleted gas fields represent prime potential targets for large-scale storage of captured CO2 emitted from industrial sources and fossil-fuel power plants. Given the potentially low reservoir pressures as well
Project overview Aqueous amine scrubbing is currently considered to be the best available technology of carbon capture for both pulverised fuel and natural gas power plants. A major problem is
Project overview Calcium (carbonate) looping is a promising carbon capture technology, which has been successfully demonstrated using a slip stream from the exhaust of a large-scale power plant. CO2 is
The main storage-related challenges for accelerated deployment of CCS are capacity, confidence and cost. Pre-ACT is an industry-driven research project with a strong focus on improving strategies for monitoring and
As the only technology that can substantially reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, CCS is an essential component in essentially all IPCC scenarios that limit global warming to below 2.3°C.
DETECT aims to significantly improve our ability to evaluate risks of leakage across faulted and fractured caprocks, so as to better inform operators, regulators and other stakeholders in their risk
The ALIGN-CCUS (ALIGN) project is a joint industry-led research initiative to accelerate the demonstration and implementation of the next-phase of European CCUS projects by addressing specific R&D gaps across the

ACORN

Project Acorn is a low cost CCS system in NE Scotland which could be operational by 2023. It will exploit redundant North Sea gas distribution assets. It is led by
In the UK, power generation is achieved mostly through the combustion of fossil fuels from remote power stations at a low-efficiency rate of 40%. This can lead to a large
The shale gas revolution in North America has transformed the energy sector in terms of prices, consumption, and helped to reduce CO2 emission. In the UK, unconventional gas could replace
This project will lay the basis of a training model for automated evaluation of georesources using the vast knowledge that can be acquired studying the global catalogue of subsurface datasets
 ‘Delivering affordable energy and clean growth’ is a crucial goal in the green paper “Building Our Industrial Strategy”. Clean gas extraction and safe carbon storage, are two essential aspects in
We will integrate structure characterization, molecular simulation and process modelling methods into a single computational toolbox and apply this toolbox to explore the scope and accuracy of multi-scale approaches in
One of the most efficient methods for reducing energy consumption in buildings and therefore global CO2 emission is the reduction of heat loss and gain via surface coatings. Since this
Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has started to heavily interfere with the natural carbon cycle by extracting and burning increasingly larger amounts of fossil fuels, which has led to release
Carbon capture and storage is crucial for reduction of the climate impact of fossil fuel consumption and the only way for the UK to retain energy security without breaching CO2
Recognition of the deleterious impact that greenhouse gas emissions have for global climate has led scientists to seek ways and means to sequester CO2. As a consequence, there has been
Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into deep geological formations is recognized worldwide as the only realistic mitigation technology that can reduce current anthropogenic CO2 emissions to meet national targets by 2050.
One of the general findings from the latest Assessment Report of the United Nations IPCC is that warming of the atmosphere and ocean system is unequivocal. There is also no
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has widely been considered, both globally and in the UK, as a crucial part of global low carbon energy portfolio required to control the rise
A renewed interest in understanding the geomechanical properties of organic rich mudstones is driven by their importance as unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs and as sealing units to carbon sequestration sites. Difficulty
Reducing CO2 emissions to reduce global climate change is one of the greatest technological challenges facing humanity. The objective of this research project is to investigate the feasibility of using
This proposal aims to make a step change in the precision and accuracy of our knowledge of the distribution of peatlands in the tropics, and to develop a capacity to
The Earth’s climate is warming and sea levels are rising around the globe, flooding and eroding our coasts. One important type of coastal environment that is at risk are saltmarshes.
In a world powered by combustion engines, CO2 emissions represents a global environmental and technological challenge. Selective membranes for CO2 capture are key pieces to the carbon capture and storage
Aims The aim of the project is to use simple inorganic systems to selectively capture atmospheric CO2 and convert it to the carbonate anion for use in a series of
In this fellowship the integrity of the overburden stratigraphy above the primary seal of potential CCS reservoirs in the North Sea will be investigated. It has become increasingly clear that
Fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal, provide approximately 80% of the world’s energy supplies. During the burning of fossil fuels, carbon is released as carbon dioxide. Carbon

A3C Carbon Capture

Carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas and methods of capturing these emissions from power stations and industry are being developed. Studies have shown that without capturing our carbon emissions
Carbonate looping, which is based on the reversible carbonation reaction of CO2 with a metal oxide, is regarded as an emerging CO2 capture technology that can reduce electric efficiency penalties
Aqueous amine scrubbing at its various forms is currently the best available technology and has been demonstrated at various scales. However, despite the intensive developments at various scales over recent
Cost-effective Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) offers one option for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, reached at COP 21 in December 2015. Whilst there have been major efforts
Cost-effective Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) offers one option for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, reached at COP 21 in December 2015. Whilst there have been major efforts
Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) is the transformation of carbon dioxide waste in to value added products. This has the effect of eliminating new fossil carbon entering the supply chain and
Reducing CO2 emissions to reduce global climate change is one of the greatest technological challenges facing humanity. The objective of this research project is to investigate the feasibility of using
​ROLINCAP will search, identify and test novel phase-change solvents, including aqueous and non-aqueous options, as well as phase-change packed bed and Rotating Packed Bed processes for post-combustion CO2 capture. These
​Global warming resulting from the emission of greenhouse gases has received widespread attention with international action from governments and industries, including a number of collaborative programs, such as SET-Plan, and
​Membrane separation processes can be applied to many capture processes from Pre-Combustion ( CO2-H2 / CO2-CH4 separation) to Post-Combustion (CO2-N2) and Oxyfuel (O2-N2) and are generally endowed with high flexibility
​The FReSMe project, From Residual Steel gases to Methanol, will produce a methanol that will be demonstrated in ship transportation. This green fuel will be produced from CO2, recovered from
​The renewed UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) provides key fundamental research and coordination activities to help the UK to meet future energy targets. Building on the success
​To meet the ambitious EC target of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) needs to move rapidly towards full scale implementation with
​This is a GGR Topic-specific proposal Up to 200 billion tonnes of slag may be produced over the next century as a by-product of the iron and steel industry, which
GGR Consortium: FAB GGR Future climate change is projected to have overall negative impacts on many aspects of human society (e.g. health, availability of food, rising sea levels) and on
GGR Consortium: FAB GGR Future climate change is projected to have overall negative impacts on many aspects of human society (e.g. health, availability of food, rising sea levels) and on
​​GGR Consortium: FAB GGR Future climate change is projected to have overall negative impacts on many aspects of human society (e.g. health, availability of food, rising sea levels) and on
​ Meeting the Paris climate change commitments will be extraordinarily challenging, and even if they are met, may require extensive global deployment of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies resulting in
​GGR Consortium: FAB GGR Future climate change is projected to have overall negative impacts on many aspects of human society (e.g. health, availability of food, rising sea levels) and on
​Greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies have the potential to help counter global warming by lowering the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They might therefore be needed alongside mitigation
​FLEXIS aims to promote and develop projects on Flexible Integrated Energy Systems. FLEXIS is a pan-Wales energy research project. Led by Cardiff University, FLEXIS includes the leading energy academics from Cardiff University, Swansea

Thermal Power with CCS

​ ETI will invest £650,000 in the nine month projectThe project will develop an outline scheme and ‘template’ gas power plant design, identify potential sites and build a credible cost base
ECCSEL encompasses selected Centres of Excellence on Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage research (CCS) from 9 countries across Europe.  The current ECCSEL Transitional Implementation Phase focusses on establishing and initiating
The proposed project deals with liquefaction of CO2 and its transportation by ship either for storage or enhanced oil recovery, and the impact of impurities on loading and unloading scenarios.
Industrial emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), including fossil fuel power generation, are recognised as a likely agent of global climate change and acidification of the oceans, but most economies will
Industrial emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), including fossil fuel power generation, are recognised as a likely agent of global climate change and acidification of the oceans, but most economies will
The motivation for this proposal is that the global reliance on fossil fuels is set to increase with the rapid growth of Asian economies and major discoveries of shale gas
Industry is responsible for 25% of carbon dioxide emissions from the European Union with around 60% of these emissions coming from the energy-intensive chemical, petrol refining, cement, steel and cement
LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) is a European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation project. LEILAC will pilot a breakthrough carbon capture technology that would enable both
The storage of CO2 in deep geological formations is one of the chief technological means of reducing anthropogenic emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. The process requires capturing CO2 at
The storage of CO2 in deep geological formations is one of the chief technological means of reducing anthropogenic emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. The process requires capturing CO2 at
The storage of CO2 in deep geological formations is one of the chief technological means of reducing anthropogenic emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. The process requires capturing CO2 at

CEMCAP

CEMCAP will demonstrate CO2 capture technologies for the cement industry in an industrially relevant environment (TRL 6). Existing pilot-scale test rigs, adapted to replicate realistic cement plant operating conditions, will

GATEWAY

  The GATEWAY project will provide a common strategic decision basis, enabling all stakeholders to identify and implement measures that can accelerate development, up-take, and deployment of technologies needed for
The storage of CO2 in deep geological formations is one of the chief technological means of reducing anthropogenic emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. The process requires capturing CO2 at
Offshore storage of CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs and saline aquifers is the option of choice for most European nations, and there is currently one operational storage complex
CO2 emissions from industry occur typically from a number of small, low concentration sources with a wide range of flue gas compositions and impurity profiles. For example, in a refinery,
Research challenge – The key challenges in carbon capture from industry lie in the wide range of conditions (temperature, pressure, composition) and scale of the processes encountered in industrial applications.
This multidisciplinary proposal unites leading engineers and scientists from the Universities of Heriot-Watt, Hull and Newcastle to realise our vision of integrating novel hydrotalcite solid sorbents with advanced heat integration
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a new project, which will study the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured
Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 umbrella, STEMM-CCS is an ambitious Research and Innovation Action on geological CO2 storage that will deliver new insights, guidelines for best practice, and tools
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Mineralisation Project

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SME Consultants Pale Blue Dot Energy will work on a new project with up to £2.5m of funding provided by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) The project
CO2 originating from capture processes is generally not pure and can contain impurities such as N2, H2, CO, water, SO2, NO2, Ar (i.e., annex gases). The presence of these impurities
FEED Study for a CCS plant capable of capturing up to 95% of CO2 emissions from coal fired power stations Project aimed at pre-combustion Involves CO2 removal by physical seperation
£2m investment in the UK’s first drilling assessment of a saline formation site Site is 70km off the Yorkshire coast. Involved drilling a well in the seabed to gather data
Project to increase the understanding of the economics and potential use of energy systems involving low carbon hydrogen production, storage and flexible turbine technology Mapping of suitable hydrogen storage salt
£1m collaboration project to develop a marine monitoring system for underwater CCS sites Monitoring system will use marine robotics to provide assurance CCS sites are secure Project delivered by a
The emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has caused huge concerns around the world, in particular because it is widely believed that the increase in its concentration in the
The UK Government has set targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions of 80 % by 2050. Post-combustion capture of CO2 from power plants is key if we are to
UK electricity generation still relies around 80% on fossil fuels, with a resulting carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emitted to the atmosphere per unit of electricity generated –