ALIGN CCUS video screengrabThe future holds many challenges for Europe’s industries, including the need to shift to low-carbon ways of working, and producing their goods. This new video by the ALIGN-CCUS project goes behind the scenes at the PACT facilities, at the University of Sheffield, to find out more about cutting-edge research into scaling up carbon capture technologies while bringing down cost: one of the ALIGN-CCUS project’s key goals.

Teamwork is an important part of ALIGN-CCUS, and results from the PACT team will feed into a set of “blueprints” being developed by another part of the project for six clusters of industrial activity in Europe; helping them to become economically robust low-carbon centres by 2025.

Dr Karen Finney, a researcher in the University of Sheffield’s Energy 2050 Group and one of the PACT team, said:

It's really exciting to see the work that we do here being utilised by the other [ALIGN-CCUS] partners, and also look at how the work that we do, the results that we get, can be scaled up and used in the other plants that are being used for this project.

ALIGN-CCUS, supported by Europe’s ERA-NET ACT fund, brings together 31 research partners from five countries, including three of SCCS' founding partners – British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. Find out more at


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