singaporevisit2Students from Singapore are visiting Scotland this week to learn more about research work under way into carbon capture and storage technologies.

A group of 25 undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will visit the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and the University’s School of Geosciences and School of Engineering. Edinburgh staff will provide insight into their work on carbon capture technology and large-scale, low-carbon projects.

The visit has been organised by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), a research partnership which includes Edinburgh as one of its five partners. The students will also visit other SCCS partner institutes, the University of Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Aberdeen. It provides an opportunity for the students to gain knowledge of new carbon capture technologies and practices.

The carbon capture group at the University’s School of Engineering is one of the largest research groups of its kind in the UK.  It focuses on capture and transportation of carbon dioxide.

ECCI works with low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector. The centre is involved in large-scale low carbon projects and helps companies create low carbon products and services.

Nanyang Links

The students from NTU are studying a range of subjects including chemical engineering, geosciences and chemistry.  Their visit builds upon Edinburgh’s existing partnership with NTU. Exchange links are shared across a number of subject areas.  In 2013, Edinburgh presented an honorary degree to NTU’s President Professor Bertil Andersson.

MSc Carbon Capture

As part of the visit, the School of Geosciences will showcase its MSc Carbon Capture and Storage programme ­- the first of its kind in the UK. The Masters course will help to develop the next generation of leaders in the discipline, who are focused on implementing the large-scale decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Renewable energy

Since 2002, Edinburgh has invested more than £20 million in an efficient network of low carbon and renewable power generation. It now provides the majority of its energy needs. Edinburgh’s approach to improving energy efficiency won the Green Energy Award for Best Environmental Initiative in 2004.

This story was published by the University of Edinburgh on 21 June

Students from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University with members of the SCCS team at the ECCI on 21 June. Picture credit: Brian McIntyre/BGS

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