ALIGN-CCUS, an international partnership of science and industry, including three SCCS institutes, has won EU funds for a far-reaching project to transform six European industry clusters to economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025. New website Sign up for newsletter
ACT Acorn project's new shoots of UK CCS
We're excited to begin work on the ACT Acorn project, which also secured funding from the EU's ACT programme. Led by Pale Blue Dot Energy, the project will design the smallest viable full-chain CCS project in order to minimise cost and spur on other projects. Keep up-to-date with our news and forthcoming events by signing up to the ACT Acorn newsletter.
UnEarthed: showcasing life-changing science
Saturday 18 November, Edinburgh
NERC's showcase event explores the world at our feet and showcases the scientists behind the science. Aimed at all ages, the event is free to attend and takes place at Our Dynamic Earth from Fri 17 to Sun 19 November. We’ll be there on Saturday to give visitors a virtual taste of CCS. More details
Is momentum building at last for CCS in the UK?
In October, we welcomed Rebecca Bell to the SCCS Team. Our new Policy and Research Officer, who is responsible for analysing and advising on UK, European and worldwide policy on emissions reduction, began with some reflections on the recent flurry of support for CCS coming from government and other agencies. Read Rebecca's blog
Young scientists talk their way to conference awards
Our congratulations to Erika Palfi and Thomas Spitz, both PhD students from the University of Edinburgh, who won awards at the recent ETP annual conference. The early career researchers were recognised for the quality of their presentations on different areas of CCS research. Read more
New report: CCS crucial in global low-carbon strategy
A new report has reaffirmed the importance of CCS as part of a portfolio of mitigation technologies for meeting global climate change targets. SCCS Director and a co-author, Stuart Haszeldine, warned that failure to construct CCS at meaningful scale would lead to a global failure in protecting against climate change. Read more
Clean Growth Strategy lacks decisive CCS action
We welcomed the release of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy in late October and its recognition of the benefits that CCS can bring. But we also raised concerns over its modest funding commitment and a continuing lack of decisive action. Read our statement
Call for Papers
The IEAGHG is calling for papers for its 14th GHGT series conference, which takes place in Melbourne from 21-26 October 2018. The programme will consist of oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, keynote talks and plenary lectures. A list of technical themes can be found on the website. Get yours in now! More details
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If you’re a CCS researcher based at another Scottish university, your work could benefit from being part of the SCCS partnership. Find out more by emailing email@example.com, or call us on 0131 651 4647.