SCCS Newsletter - August 2014

News, events and jobs from the world of carbon capture and storage. View this email in your browser

SCCS Conference 2014

Wed 29 October, Edinburgh

More speakers confirmed!

The North Sea and its unique set of assets can provide a low-carbon energy future for Europe if Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is fully realised. We'll explore the opportunities and incentives to maintain momentum and deliver a CCS solution.



Upcoming Events


The Carbon Conundrum

British Science Festival

Sun 7 September, Birmingham
A fun, interactive event for ages 14+ exploring how CCS technology can help to keep the lights on while reducing our carbon footprint.


Doors Open Day

Sat 27 September, Edinburgh

Watch CCS in action and join friendly carbon atom, Carbaton, on his CCS journey at this family friendly event.

Recent News


Behind the scenes at Peterhead 

As design work for the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project gathers pace, the project's partners have been holding a second series of public information events. We joined a behind-the-scenes tour at the power plant, where the capture facilities will operate.

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Playing the dating game

Speed-dating: it either strikes terror in your heart or promises a mildly entertaining evening with the prospect of a happy outcome. So what happens if the same format is applied to a roomful of researchers with carbon capture and storage on their minds?

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‘Outstanding’ achievement for Heriot-Watt student

Luc Steel, PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, has been awarded the Most Outstanding Student Award at the 8th Interdisciplinary Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) Summer School.

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SCCS stance

UK policy: next steps for CCS must quicken pace

Welcome boost as White Rose awarded EU funding



Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Support for experienced researchers to undertake research within Europe, or further afield. Current call ends on 11 September 2014. For more details, email Davey Fitch or visit the website.


Research Fund for Coal and Steel

Funding for high-quality research projects, which support the competitiveness of European coal and steel industries. Proposals must be received by 15 September. For more details, email Romain Viguier or visit the website.


EPSRC Fellowships in CCS

(Early Career and Established Career fellowships only)
Proposals related to multidisciplinary aspects of CCS sought. A new framework has changed eligibility requirements. Proposals must be submitted by 15 September. Find out more.



Join Explorathon 2014!

On 26 September, join researchers across Europe to celebrate your work. It’s Europe’s biggest public engagement event. Find out more from the Beltane network.


A ‘breathing’ earth

Dr Jen Roberts’ image of a CO₂ seep was commended in this year’s Images of Research competition run by the University of Strathclyde. It's now on display outside Glasgow Science Centre, Clydeside, accompanied by an audio interview with Jen.


Want to join us?

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: • +44 (0)131 650 0270 •

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