Work with industry

We provide world class research and testing facilities:

Pilot Scale Advanced CO2 Capture Technology (PACT) Facilities

PACT is the national facility for combustion and carbon capture technology research, encompassing advanced fossil-fuel energy, bioenergy and CCUS technologies for power generation and industrial applications.

The facility bridges the gap between bench scale research and development, and industrial pilot trials. PACT enables users to develop and demonstrate technology to provide the commercial confidence needed, before committing to the significant costs of large scale trials.

Since receiving seed funding from EPSRC in 2012 as part of the first phase of the UKCCSRC, PACT has supported 42 projects that included:

  • 70+ industrial companies
  • 40+ academic partners
  • 670 test days

Over the next five years PACT currently has scheduled:

  • 9 projects
  • 400+ test days

We take guidance from our Advisory Council

Our management team works alongside an Advisory Council to help link academic researchers working on the underpinning science base for CCS with both practitioners in the field and researchers across the wide range of related disciplines that all contribute to delivering net zero, develop a shared vision for effective industrial engagement, forward planning and delivery mechanisms. The Advisory Council brings together representatives from academic hubs, industry and trade associations, policymakers and additional stakeholders with relevant experience and roles to work with the UKCCSRC programme and align the strategic direction of the Centre to meet different stakeholder requirements, as well as playing a key role in deciding the scope and allocation of flexible funding calls. Advisory Council membership is comprised of over twenty highly regarded individuals from CCS stakeholder groups and related industrial organisations.

We facilitate joint industry and academic workshops

The UKCCSRC hosts workshops to enable collaboration/ideas sharing with industrial stakeholders on specific topics. The workshops often produce recommendations for CCS research and development or policy decisions.

Please check our events page for our upcoming activities.