SCCS Newsletter - December 2015

News, events and jobs from the world of carbon capture and storage. View this email in your browser
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Best wishes for the festive season

The SCCS Team thanks you for your interest and support over the last year. Some great achievements and progress have been eclipsed by recent UK developments. But outcomes from the Paris talks mean CCS remains a crucial part of global action on climate change.



UK Treasury axes £1bn for CCS Competition

The decision by the UK Government to withdraw "ring-fenced" funding from the £1bn CCS Competition has shocked industry and academia. Read our round-up of responses and other developments.

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Texas milestone could be good news for Scotland

Summit Power signed the EPC contract for its Texas Clean Energy Project earlier this month, boosting hopes that the company’s plans for a CCS project at Grangemouth in Scotland could move a step closer as a result.

Read SCCS response



SCCS Conference 2015

Our annual meet-up in Edinburgh for industry, policy makers and academia focused on pathways to low-carbon products and power. If you missed the event, or want to refresh your memory,  find presentations and a photo
gallery on the SCCS website.

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SCCS Statements


Canada's second CCS project launched by Shell

In early November, Shell launched Canada’s second commercial-scale CCS project and the Global CCS Institute published its 2015 status report, highlighting the vital role of CCS as part of international climate action.

Read Statement


Research posts


Research Associate in Carbon Dioxide Storage

Heriot-Watt University is looking for a PDRA to join an EPSRC-funded project on CO₂ injection and storage. The project will address gaps in current knowledge in CO₂ storage through an integrated laboratory and numerical modelling approach.

More details

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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CO2 and stacks: Shuttlestock
Caledonia graphic: Summit Power
SCCS Conference photo: Will Robb Photography
Quest image: Shell
Research post photo: Heriot-Watt University

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