Paris climate change targets cannot be met without CCS: COP23

Policy parity and the rapid acceleration of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities are imperative to meeting Paris climate change targets, climate experts heard today.

Launching its Global Status of CCS Report: 2017 today at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Global CCS CEO, Brad Page, said renewables alone would not meet international climate change targets, and expert opinion was conclusive that CCS must be part of a suite of clean technologies needed achieve below 2 degree targets.

International team wins EU funds to deliver deep decarbonisation of Europe’s industrial regions

An international partnership of science and industry has begun a far-reaching project to help transform six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025.

The multi-partner ALIGN-CCUS project, which has won nearly €15 million funding from the European ERA-NET ACT fund, will look at different but interlinking areas of research that will support the quick and cost-effective delivery of large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). 

New Dutch government climate mitigation goal goes further than EU targets

The new Dutch government coalition agreed on an annual €4 billion investment in climate mitigation leading to 49% emission reduction with reference to 1990 equivalent to 56 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2. Carbon capture and storage accounts for 20 Mt of the emissions reduction to be reached by 2030.


Summit Power has released a new study showing that an East Coast Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network could boost the UK economy by an estimated £160 billion between now and 2060. The report provides the first, quantified societal cost benefit analysis of a UK network of CCS investments and finds that the benefits of the scheme could outweigh costs by as much as £129 billion.

Test for safe CO2 storage to aid world-leading technology project

Source: SCCS

A new method that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial greenhouse gas emissions is to be used by a leading research project.

Inexpensive and proven water ‘fingerprint’ technique supports deployment of subsurface CO2 storage worldwide

Scottish scientists have found cost-effective and reliable way to monitor the storage of the most common greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), deep underground. 

These findings will aid the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, in which CO2 from power stations and industrial processes is stored deep underground, to prevent emissions from contributing to climate change. 

Pioneering ‘fingerprint’ test will build confidence in geological storage of CO2

A test developed by Scottish scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites, where man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are stored deep underground, has been used for the first time in Canada.

The UK has ‘more than enough’ geological CO₂ storage to tackle our emissions to 2050 and beyond

SCCS welcomes the launch of the Energy Technologies Institute’s new report, Taking Stock of UK CO₂ Storage, which clearly shows that the UK has enough geological CO₂ storage to support a carbon capture and storage industry to at least 2050, and beyond.

Brine production can greatly enhance CO2 storage potential of North Sea aquifers, new study finds

The controlled production of brine from rocks deep beneath the North Sea can greatly increase the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that can be injected for storage and help to reduce the cost per tonne of tackling the UK’s carbon emissions, according to new research.

A multi-disciplinary project, funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), has studied how brine production, more often associated with oil and gas operations, can enhance the storage potential of saline aquifers already identified as ideal CO2 stores. 

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

Scottish scientists engaged in frontline research into carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will continue to play a key role in the UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC), which has today received £7.6 million funding to extend its work for a further five years. The UKCCSRC project, which will be led by Professor Jon Gibbins at the University of Sheffield, has been awarded £6.1m funding through the Research Councils UK Energy Programme, with an additional £1.5m coming from partner institutions.