The next GHGT conference, which focuses on technologies to reduce global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, takes place in Melbourne this year. There's another strong showing from the SCCS partnership with over 40 papers and posters being presented. We'll share details nearer the time and will be reporting from the event itself. Watch this space
MSP visits university's world-leading CCS labs
Local MSP, Daniel Johnson, visited labs at the University of Edinburgh's science and technology campus to meet researchers – and a handy washer dryer – at the cutting edge of CCS research and development. Read more
Scientists cool down at Iceland's CarbFix 2
SCCS scientists escaped Edinburgh and the summer heatwave to visit a test site in Iceland, where injection and storage of CO2 in basaltic lava flows have entered a second phase. Read more
New study: CO2 storage is 'very secure' climate tool
Scientists at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh have used computer simulations to show that captured CO2 can be stored safely for thousands of years in common rocks. Their work also includes a worldwide database, which features natural CO2 and methane accumulations and hydrocarbon industry experience. Read Nature Communications paper
UK Government urged to act on delivering CCUS
The CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force’s report to the UK Government has made a series of recommendations on how government and industry should work together to deploy carbon capture, utilisation and storage in the UK in the 2030s.
Climate committee highlights concerns over CCS delay
We welcomed the CCC report, published in June, which urges swift action to support the delivery of CCS across the whole UK economy by 2026 as a cost-effective way to meet national climate targets and our commitment to the Paris Agreement. Read our statement
Our scientists are working closely with researchers across Europe in five of the eight ERA-NET ACT projects. These are aimed at accelerating the uptake of CCS technology in climate action and have obvious synergies; as two work streams from the ACT Acorn and ALIGN-CCUS projects show.
The case for re-using oil and gas infrastructure
Marko Maver of Bellona describes the potential to re-use North Sea oil and gas assets as part of a new CCS industry, while highlighting the need to protect infrastructure from decommissioning. Read blog Keep up-to-date with ACT Acorn @AcornCCS
Could legal issues prevent use of North Sea assets?
This interview with legal expert Joris Gazendam describes an ongoing study of legal enablers or barriers in three European nations, where CCS projects could soon be realised.
If you’re a CCS researcher based at a Scottish university, your work could benefit from being part of the SCCS partnership. Find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a member of the SCCS Team.