SCCS Newsletter - August 2016

News, events and jobs from the world of carbon capture and storage. View this email in your browser
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How 'clusters' can reduce cost of UK climate action 

A new SCCS study of industry clusters in Scotland shows how the re-use of existing pipelines, which pass close to centres of industrial activity, can reduce the cost of transporting captured CO2 to geological storage sites offshore. The findings support recent advice to the UK Government on achieving deep cuts in the UK’s carbon emissions.
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CCSA Knowledge Transfer Workshop

8 September 2016, London

The CCSA is hosting this workshop to discuss the Key Knowledge Deliverables developed under the UK Government's CCS Commercialisation Programme. The event will include talks by representatives of the Peterhead and White Rose (above) projects, and attendees will be able to discuss specific areas of interest.
More details and to contact CCSA



UKCCSRC autumn meeting

14-15 Sept 2016, Edinburgh

The UK CCS Research Centre's Autumn 2016 Biannual, Making the Case for CCS, will be held in Edinburgh. The event begins with an optional field trip tracing "The journey of CO2" at the Museum of Scotland. There will also be free meeting rooms available on Day 1 for members. 
More details and to register


Recent News

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Groundbreaking hydrogen project on award shortlist

An innovative project led by scientists in Edinburgh to produce a low-carbon source of ultra-pure hydrogen has been shortlisted for a global engineering award. The project, led by the University of Edinburgh's Dr Hyungwoong Ahn, is a finalist for the IChemE's Energy Award.
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Prof Brandani lecture to close jubilee celebrations

The inaugural lecture of Stefano Brandani, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, will be the closing event of Chemical Engineering’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It will be held at 5.30pm on 19 September at the King’s Buildings campus.
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North Sea CO₂ flow study will help develop site selection tools

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have secured funding for a four-year project to study the ability of complex rock strata beneath the North Sea to trap CO2 emissions securely. Their findings will help to provide the tools for selecting the most suitable CO2 storage sites as part of the large-scale development of CCS.
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Education and training

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Study for a CCS Masters at one of our partner institutes

We've produced a brochure describing the wide variety of options for MSc study across our five partner institutes. We've also updated our website with useful information and web links. There's still time to apply!

Find out more


SCCS Statements

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Decarbonising without CCS 'could cost an extra £30bn'

A report by the National Audit Office released in July warned that the Treasury’s decision last November to axe the Government’s CCS competition could increase the cost of meeting the UK’s carbon targets by 2050 by £30 billion.
Read SCCS statement


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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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Cluster infographic: @mj_dsgn
White Rose project graphic: White Rose consortium partners
Prof Stefano Brandani: Pete Campbell

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