SCCS Newsletter - January 2015

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SCCS Conference 2014 report published

North Sea nations have the skills and storage capacity to deliver a Carbon Capture and Storage industry that will transform Europe’s industry and power sectors. Our report, published yesterday, calls for urgent policy support and wider political ambition within the EU.
Read more and download report


Upcoming Events

fossil fuel talk

Fossil fuels, climate and CCS

Tues 10 February, Edinburgh

The world’s energy needs are expected to be dominated by fossil fuels for some time, despite progress in deploying renewable energies in developed countries. Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from the University of Edinburgh will discuss this within the context of climate change.

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SCCS pre-combustion capture workshop

Thurs 19 February, Edinburgh

Pre-combustion CO₂ capture is a process by which fuel is decarbonised prior to combustion. Focusing on three themes – techno-economics, materials and engineering – this workshop aims to initiate research collaborations that will progress developments with these technologies.
More details and register

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Keeping CCS moving: CCJ Conference

Wed 25 February, Brussels

An opportunity to share ideas on how to get CCS projects financed and moving in Europe. SCCS Director, Prof Stuart Haszeldine, will present the ten-point plan for North Sea CCS from our new report. Carbon Capture Journal is offering our readers a 20% discount. Simply enter the code 'SCCS' when registering.
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Recent News

CCSA event

Scotland could be CCS 'powerhouse'

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing provided a keynote speech at the Scottish launch of the report, The economic benefits of Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK. The event, hosted by the University of Aberdeen, was organised by CCSA and the STUC. Dr Philippa Parmiter, SCCS, gave an update on how our research is supporting CCS development.
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China-Scotland funding strengthens links

The Scottish Government has invested £100,000 in China's emerging CCS sector, helping businesses and research institutions, including the SCCS partnership, to engage with this market. Supporting the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, the funding will help to establish a CO₂ capture test site.
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Otway project

Hands-on at Otway Basin

In December 2014, three researchers from SCCS travelled halfway around the world to co-lead the Otway 2B extension project conducted at the CO2CRC Otway CO₂ injection site south-west of Melbourne. Dr Sascha Serno, a PDRA at the University of Edinburgh describes their research experience...and an interesting road trip.
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SCCS Statements

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DECC offers £2.5m for North Sea CO₂ storage

SCCS welcomed the announcement in December that the UK Government was making £2.5 million available for the further evaluation of CO₂  storage sites beneath the North Sea. Prof Haszeldine, SCCS Director, said the decision was "a positive indication that DECC is planning ahead for a second phase of CCS".
Read our statement


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 by emailing, or call us on 0131 650 0270.

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Fossil fuel event image: Andy Beecroft
CCJ Conference image: Alina Zienowicz
Blog photo: Gareth Johnson
SCCS statement image: DECC
China funding news image: www.gdccus
CCSA event image: University of Aberdeen

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