SCCS Newsletter - May 2017

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CCS at All-Energy 2017

SEC Glasgow, 10-11 May

The UK’s largest low-carbon energy event is underway. In tomorrow's CCS session, expect to hear about progress on live UK projects, new research findings, CO₂ utilisation and the economics of CCS. There's also a Q&A panel with invited panellist, Stuart Greig, from Scottish Government.
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Acorn project wins EU funds to progress CCS in the UK

The Acorn CCS project in north east Scotland has reached another milestone after securing EU funding. The project team, led by Pale Blue Dot Energy, includes SCCS, Bellona, Liverpool University and Radboud University. Acorn could be the launch pad for an extensive UK CCS network to tackle emissions from across Europe. Read more

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Study: brine production can greatly enhance CO₂ stores

The controlled production of brine from rocks deep beneath the North Sea can significantly increase the amount of CO₂ that can be injected for storage and also reduce the cost per tonne of tackling UK carbon emissions, according to ETI-funded research led by Heriot-Watt University. Read more


Scottish scientists at centre of £7.6m UK push on CCS

Scientists from the SCCS research partnership, who are engaged in frontline CCS research, will continue to play a key role in the UK CCS Research Centre, which has received £7.6 million funding to extend its work for a further five years.
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Scotland's Energy Strategy


SCCS report out today:
Net Zero Carbon Scotland

In March, we held a multi-stakeholder roundtable to discuss the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy and the interplay of different low-carbon technologies in meeting its targets. Our new report, delivered to the government today, distils key points from the talks and discussions.
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Forthcoming events


ETP Energy Innovation Emporium 2017

University of Strathclyde, 31 May

The Scottish Government's low-carbon energy vision will bring both challenges and opportunities. This conference invites industry, the public sector and academia to discuss the innovation required to help meet climate change ambitions.
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