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Read more ...A story was reported yesterday (30 November 2017) by various media outlets about carbon dioxide storage in the North Sea, based on research from Heriot-Watt University. SCCS welcomes the additional information provided by this research study on the Captain Sandstone, which relates to an area much further west than that currently being considered for CO2 storage. It adds to our understanding and confirms what we already know.

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The Government has published its Industrial Strategy today.

One of the ‘grand challenges’ it identifies is “maximising the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to green growth”- we welcome this ambition, as there is a demand from global industry for low carbon supply chains, so countries whose economies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions will be at an advantage.  However, we are disappointed not to see sector deals for any of the high-emissions industries which rely on fossil fuels, such as cement, ceramics and chemicals.  This suggests a lack of coherence between the Industrial Strategy and the Clean Growth Strategy, and we wonder how the government intends to decarbonise these industries.

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Read more ...The benefits of knowledge sharing within the international carbon capture and storage (CCS) community have been highlighted by a new research paper, which focuses on the use of chemical tracers in CO2 leakage monitoring for offshore CCS projects worldwide.

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Read more ...Two early career researchers from Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage have been recognised for the quality of their presentations at the recent Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) annual conference.  

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Read more ...An international partnership of science and industry has begun a far-reaching project to help transform six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025.

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