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Norway to allocate 1.3 billion NOK to CCS

Today the Norwegian Minister of Finance has confirmed state support for full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the 2017 official budget announcement. Norwegian government proposes to allocate 1.3 billion NOK (about €130 million) for CO2 management activities.

Oxburgh report on Carbon Capture and Storage resets approach to pricing, delivering infrastructure and enabling UK climate action

SCCS welcomes the launch of the much-anticipated report on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the UK by the parliamentary advisory group led by Lord Oxburgh.

The report describes a six-point plan for delivering CCS in the UK, a technology that is essential to meeting the carbon targets envisaged by the Paris Agreement on tackling climate change. With the US and China having now ratified this pledge, there is pressure on the UK Government to follow suit and swiftly reaffirm its leadership in low-carbon ambitions.  

Scotland’s industry ‘clusters’ hold key to reducing cost of UK climate action

A new study of “clusters” of industrial facilities in Scotland supports recent advice to the UK Government that a focus on delivering shared transport and storage infrastructure can greatly reduce the cost of achieving deep cuts in the UK’s carbon emissions.

The analysis published by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) [1] shows how re-using existing natural gas pipelines, which pass close to centres of industrial activity, can reduce the cost of transporting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) to geological storage sites already identified offshore.

Cost of decarbonising UK without carbon capture and storage could be an extra £30 billion

Source: SCCS 

Hydrogen and CCS - a low carbon team

Using hydrogen for heating would significantly reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions, a new report has found – but only if backed up with significant Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development.

The H21 Leeds City Gate project report, launched today (Monday) outlines the benefits of replacing natural gas in the city’s gas grid with ‘green’ hydrogen – a solution which could be rolled out to the rest of the country.

New ETI report - Existing technology and a co-ordinated, co-located series of deployments can cut CCS costs

New report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has reinforced the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to a UK low carbon energy system and identified an effective way of reducing costs deploying existing technology and utilising shared infrastructure, rather than investment in further technology advances.

New study of UK’s CO2 storage asset confirms massive opportunity for affordable climate action

Source: SCCS

New study of UK’s CO2 storage asset confirms massive opportunity for affordable climate action

SCCS partners win lion’s share of £4m fund targeting UK’s industrial emissions

Scientists from the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership have competitively won a 70% share of a £4 million fund for vital research into technology to support UK industry’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Researchers from SCCS will lead three out of four projects being funded by EPSRC’s Research Challenges in Industrial CCS fund, and will work closely with industry partners on developing flexible and cost-effective CO2 capture technologies.

Use it or lose it: UK has offshore assets and opportunity to meet zero carbon ambitions but door is closing fast, says new report

The UK Government is planning tighter climate laws to deliver net zero carbon emissions – but how? A new report shows how the UK’s unique assets can be used to support this ambition cost-effectively through carbon capture and storage (CCS) but warns that this opportunity must be grasped now, with strategic policy to regain lost momentum.

As MPs and external stakeholders meet today [Wednesday] at Westminster to discuss the potential for industrial CCS in the UK – and in light of the Government’s development of its 2050 industrial decarbonisation roadmaps – the report presents the expertise and opportunities that can create a viable route to a zero carbon economy.

ETI launches a new project on the impact of removing brine from potential undersea CO2 stores

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a new project, which will study the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured carbon dioxide.

The £200,000 nine-month long “Impact of Brine Production on Aquifer Storage” project will be carried out by Heriot-Watt University, a founder member of the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership, and Element Energy. T2 Petroleum Technology and Durham University will also participate in the project.

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