Industry and policy led ‘what are our research needs’ workshops hosted by UKCCSRC
The UKCCSRC hosted a number of industry and policy led ‘what are our (non-propriety) research needs’ workshops. The workshops were intended to inform UK researchers and identify the key research needs, which will be published and linked to the scope of the UKCCSRC flexible funding 2021 call. The workshops were as follows (click on the titles to see research needs identified in each area):
- Monday 22nd March, 10:00-12:00: Communication and non-technical aspects of CCS
- Monday 22nd March, 14:00-16:00: Atmospheric pollution
- Tuesday 23rd March 10:00-12:00: CO2 storage (including transportation)
- Wednesday 24th March 10:00-12:00: CO2 capture (including hydrogen)
The workshops started with short presentations from the UK industry/policy panel members, followed by input from any other UK industry (or policy/regulator) participants on the call, with a view to identifying up to ten key UK research needs under the guidance of the industry/policy chair. The meeting was then opened up for UK academic (and any further industry/policy/regulator) questions, mainly around clarification of the research needs that have been identified.
Workshop numbers were restricted, with priority given to UK CCS academics eligible to apply to the UKCCSRC flexible funding 2021 call and CCS industry and policy leads with links to the UKCCSRC and CCSA. The identified ‘key research needs’ have been published below following the workshops and linked from the UKCCSRC flexible funds 2021 call page. Presentations and recordings are also available below (where we have permission to share them).