SCCS Newsletter - April 2016

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

SCCS report urges use of 'unique UK assets'

Our 2015 conference report, published on 23 March, shows how the UK’s unique assets can help deliver a low-carbon future through CCS. But it warns that this opportunity must be grasped now, with strategic policy to regain lost momentum.
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Upcoming Events


All-Energy 2016

4-5 May, SECC, Glasgow

This year’s CCS session at the UK’s top renewables event includes talks on:

  • Summit Power's Caledonia project

  • A roadmap for industrial capture at Grangemouth

  • Links between CCS and hydrogen production/use

  • A discussion of hubs and clusters as a cost-effective route to infrastructure

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Scotland's renewable future

26 May, ECCI, Edinburgh

Three weeks after the Scottish elections, Scottish Energy News will host this special focus on the direction and potential of Scotland's energy systems. The programme places CCS alongside renewable technology as part of a trajectory to net zero carbon emissions for both Scotland and the wider UK.
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Recent News


SCCS partners win lion’s share of £4m ICCS fund

Scientists from the SCCS research partnership have competitively won a 70% share of EPSRC's £4 million fund for vital research into technology to support UK industry’s efforts to reduce CO₂ emissions.
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Attitudes to North Sea energy future assessed

A joint research project between Robert Gordon University and SCCS has highlighted differing attitudes when people consider how current government priorities on maximising oil recovery relate to climate change objectives.
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Heriot-Watt to lead £200k brine production project

A nine-month project, funded by the ETI and led by Heriot-Watt University, will study the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured CO2. Other participants include Element Energy, T2 Petroleum Technology and Durham University.
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SCCS Statements


Report confirms North Sea as 'ideal CO2 storage site'

SCCS welcomed a recent report by the Global CCS Institute, which adds more weight to arguments for the North Sea being an ideal area for the storage of CO2. The findings support previous work by SCCS researchers and others that point to several decades worth of CO2 storage capacity for the whole of Europe.
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Online CCS resources launched

Teachers now have access to the latest facts on climate change and emissions reduction technologies following the launch of a curriculum-based interactive education resource for 11 to 14-year-olds. The materials were devised by GeoBus, at the University of St Andrews, and support the Scottish and English curriculums. 
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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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