SCCS Newsletter - July 2015

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

SCCS Conference 2015

Join us in Edinburgh on 28 October, en route to the Paris climate change talks, as we explore the successful pathways to low-carbon electricity and products for Europe's regions and economies through Carbon Capture and Storage.
Registration now open


Upcoming Events

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Decarbonisation options
for the Cement Industry

28 August, University of Aberdeen

With cement demand set to increase worldwide, CO₂ emissions reduction is an urgent task for the industry. This workshop explores the potential for CCS to significantly reduce these emissions at every step of cement production.
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Recent News


Enhancing opportunities for CCS in the North Sea

SCCS has launched the findings from its high-level Joint Industry Project on CO₂-Enhanced Oil Recovery. The report suggests that linking EOR to low-carbon electricity production could provide the most cost-effective path to the UK's decarbonisation targets.
Find out more and download report

Xi Liang2, UoE

Business School backs US-China CCS agreement

Academic expertise from the University of Edinburgh's Business School is at the heart of an agreement between industry and academic partners in the US and China to support new carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies.
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Can carbon be stored safely offshore?

SCCS researchers joined scientists from nine European countries to develop an approach to selecting and monitoring geological sites suitable for CO₂ storage beneath the seabed. Findings from the ECO₂ project will contribute to the safe operation of subsea CO₂ storage sites.
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SCCS Statements


Holyrood enquiry into security of energy supply

Prof Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director, joined a panel of experts, including Prof Karen Turner from the University of Strathclyde, who gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's enquiry into security of energy supply. The session can still be viewed on Parliament TV.
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SCCS IT Support and Communications Officer

Looking for a new role? We're seeking a skilled and highly motivated individual to provide IT and digital communications support to the SCCS team.
Closing date: 23 July
More information and to apply




£4m funding for research challenges in Industrial CCS

EPSRC is seeking proposals for research collaborations to tackle challenges in Industrial CCS (ICCS). Proposals on capture technologies for industry and whole systems understanding of ICCS are invited. Four to six projects will be funded.
Deadline for EoI: 18 August 2015
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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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Business School/US-China photo: Brian McIntyre/BGS
ECO2 photo: Submaris,GEOMAR
Holyrood enquiry photo: Kalyan Veera/University of Aberdeen
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