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.
This year’s event, held in Edinburgh on 10 October, provided an opportunity to hear young researchers report on their ongoing PhD research being funded by the ETP.
Erika Palfi from the University of Edinburgh presented joint work from the universities of Edinburgh and Saskatchewan during the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) session. Their project focuses on engineering which underpins a novel concept to reduce the cost of post-combustion carbon capture in large-scale natural gas combined cycles.
Thomas Spitz, also from the University of Edinburgh, took part in the Energy Economics, Society & Policy session. His talk described research examining the future role of CCS power stations, flexible operation of the system, and rigorous power plant modelling to examine how fluctuations in CO2 flow rates can be balanced within power stations.
The CCS session, which was chaired by SCCS Business Development Executive, Romain Viguier, also included talks by Alessio Centineo (University of Edinburgh) on modelling advanced adsorption processes for post-combustion capture; Claudia Fernandez-Martin (University of Aberdeen) on dynamic assessment of adsorbents during microwave-assisted carbon capture cyclic operations; Masoud Ghanderi Zefreh (Heriot-Watt University) on a fit-for-purpose simulator for scale management of carbon capture; and Paul Tait (University of Edinburgh) on the demonstration of CO2 capture rate control at pilot scale using solvent measurements.
Details from the day can be found here.