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.

Scottish and Canadian scientists strengthen links on climate protection through Carbon Capture and Storage research

Source: SCCS

The University of Edinburgh will today sign a significant collaboration with the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, paving the way for strategic international research into Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), a technology that holds the potential to transform how global carbon emissions are reduced towards zero following the Paris climate talks (COP21).

Balancing the Carbon Cycle report

The Crown Estate published a report, 'Balancing the Carbon Cycle', on 15 February. The report provides an overview and introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage as well as discussing some of the important issues to be addressed for it to become part of the low carbon energy portfolio in the UK and across Europe.

The implications of Paris climate talks are clear for UK energy and industry sector carbon clean-up

Source: SCCS

Today, the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) spells out what the political agreement made at the COP21 climate talks in Paris means for UK climate policy, including energy, industry and transport. At those talks, 195 nations pledged to keep global warming to less than 2°C, and to aspire to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C.

Scottish CO2 hub “is a unique opportunity for the UK”

The creation of a Scottish CO2 (carbon dioxide) Hub can help tackle Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions by providing a stepwise, affordable route to a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry in the UK using existing infrastructure, established shipping technologies and well-characterised storage assets in the Central North Sea.

This is the message of a report published today by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) outlining a concept proposal to re-energise the deployment of CCS in the UK and Europe. The hub would serve as a central collection point for CO2 emissions from different sources across Europe, from where the greenhouse gas would be transported for permanent storage in rocks deep beneath the North Sea. 

Why Carbon Capture and Storage is inherent part of the UK’s energy and climate clean-up

Source: SCCS

By Professor Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director

The Commons Liaison Committee, composed of chairs from expert committees in the UK Parliament, will today ask the Prime Minister how he intends to deliver his ambitious climate change commitments while simultaneously cancelling one of the UK’s largest growth industries in renewable energy and, notably, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).