SCCS to bring together early-career researchers with industry partners to share research on the pathway to net-zeroPhD Consortium Launch

The SCCS partnership is aiming to secure industry support for knowledge transfer with some of Scotland’s best doctoral candidates with the launch of the SCCS PhD Consortium.

The partnership will unveil the initiative at a one-day knowledge-sharing event at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on June 20. The gathering will bring together academia and industry for feedback, discussion and to identify opportunities for research collaboration. It will showcase cutting-edge research on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and related topics from across the SCCS partnership, and present ideas for potential research projects.

Founded in 2005, the SCCS partnership is the UK’s biggest carbon capture and storage research organisation. It comprises the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde.

Each of the five SCCS university partners has selected around ten promising PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who will display posters detailing their research and pre-record a presentation which will be uploaded to the event webpage in advance. On the day, the approximately 30 researchers will be on hand for face-to-face discussions with industry representatives on areas of mutual interest. One student from each academic partner will also address the event.

“There is growing recognition that CCS is essential to combat climate change and achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. But to accelerate deployment of CCS and related technologies, we need to identify and fill industry’s research gaps and help optimise these technologies and their supporting infrastructure,” said Professor Eric Mackay of Heriot-Watt University who is leading the initiative on behalf of the partnership.

“We hope the PhD Consortium will improve the visibility of our research work and help students develop their potential networks and future research opportunities. The event – and other ones in the future – will provide a platform for a two-way-ideas pitch with industry, with the aim of developing new, funded PhD projects to further these vital technologies.”

The research presented will cover topics including: CO₂ capture, transport, utilisation, mineralisation and policy, finance and economics; its social acceptance, low-carbon hydrogen (with CCS); decarbonising industry with CCS; Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR); Lifecycle Analysis (LCA); emissions offsetting / trading; and geothermal energy.

The Consortium launch event will take place a day before SCCS’s annual conference which is open to all and will include presentations from leading CCS practitioners, researchers, industry and policymakers. This year’s theme is ‘Net-zero boundaries and borders: where do we draw the line?’ The conference will explore carbon trading and offsetting, negative emissions technologies and carbon dioxide removals, CCS supply chain and expertise in Scotland, and low-carbon hydrogen with CCS.

Attendance at the Consortium event is by invitation only. Industry participants who would like to join us, please email: info@sccs.org.uk. For further information, please contact Richard Stevenson, SCCS Data and Projects Officer: Richard.Stevenson@SCCS.org.uk.

Events calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
We use cookies to ensure the best experience on our website. If you continue we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on our website.
Ok