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Reference Number EP/K000446/1
Title UKCCSRC - The United Kingdom Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage) 10%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 30%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 transport) 30%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 storage) 30%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 75%;
Applied Research and Development 25%;
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr J (John ) Gibbins
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Electronics
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2012
End Date 31 December 2015
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £10,127,951
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy, NC : Engineering
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr J (John ) Gibbins , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (99.979%)
  Other Investigator Professor M Pourkashanian , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr W Nimmo , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr SA Scott , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor MJ (Martin ) Blunt , Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Mr JE (John ) Oakey , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor N ( Nilay ) Shah , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor JPM Trusler , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr P Fennell , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr MS Lucquiaud , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr H Chalmers , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor RS (Stuart ) Haszeldine , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr S Shackley , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr D Reiner , Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor S Brandani , Materials and Processes, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor C (Colin ) Snape , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr T Drage , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr J Race , School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor J Gluyas , Earth Sciences, Durham University (0.001%)
Mr JC (Jeremy ) Blackford , Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
Dr A Chadwick , Energy Science, British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
Dr S Holloway , Energy Science, British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract The UKCCSRC is a national UK research hub for Carbon Capture and Storage with three main priorities:Delivering Research Impact Developing Leaders Shaping CapabilityStrategy - The UKCCSRC will bring strategy to UK academic CCS research in support of government targets.Impact - will be maximised by providing a national focal point for CCS R&D to bring together the user community and academics to analyse problems, devise and carry out world-leading research and share delivery. A key priority will be to help rebuild the UK economy by driving an integrated research programme focused on maximising the contribution of CCS to a low-carbon energy system for UK.Research will be linked to the following pathways to impact in future stages of CCS deployment:a) Maximise the learning from the DECC CCS demonstration programme to reduce costs and risks for subsequent CCS projects to.b) Develop a knowledge base for rollout of CCS as part of UK electricity sector decarbonisation in the 2020s, including for the life of this CCS infrastructure until 2050 and beyond.c) Prepare for extensive deployment of CCS to meet UK 2050 targets, including CCS on industry, very low residual emissions from CCS on fossil fuels and negative emissions from biomass with CCS.Leaders - The UKCCSRC will cross institutional and disciplinary boundaries to bring together visionary leaders able to set research agendas that fully combine the intersecting fields of knowledge required to maximise the potential of CCS, inspirational team leaders for complex, long-term research programmes, and will also provide leadership development opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers.Capability - The UK CCS Research Centre will provide CCS researchers with the space, support and opportunities to foster creativity and to empower them to deliver the highest quality long-term research in CCS areas where there is current or future national need.The activities of the UKCCSRC will be overseen by a broadly-based independent Board, reporting to RCUK and other funders. A Management Team made up of the Principal Investigator and eight Co-Investigators plus a Secretariat will be responsible for running the Centre. They will be joined each year by an elected Research Director, with a remit to expand and develop a new research area identified as having a high impact potential. Nine additional Research Area Champions will also help cover the wide range of different specialised knowledge fields involved in implementing CCS systems.The existing UK CCS Community Network will be operated by the Centre, giving a fully inclusive forum for UK CCS stakeholders and a route for all UK academics to engage with the UKCCSRC.The UKCCSRC initial funding supports a core research programme ( 3M) that covers a number of evident gaps in existing research and also includes scoping research in areas likely to be of strategic importance. It also funds shared national facilities ( 2M plus 2.2M from DECC). A further 1.5M hasbeen set aside for flexible seed funding to be allocated on a competitive basis for emerging strategic research needs.The Centre will be expanded by a number of routes:a) Academic researchers on existing and new CCS projects will be invited to link these to the Centre.b) Non-academic partners in projects that are linked to the Centre may become UKCCSRC Affiliatesc) Additional funding for UKCCSRC research programmes will be sought from RCUK and other UK and international government-funded sources and also from industry.Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery (RAPID) The key overall strategy for future UKCCSRC expansion is to couple research with impact from the outset. Proposed research will have to be linked to plausible routes to deliver a positive impact for CCS deployment. The RAPID process will run throughout the course of the UKCCSRC with results summarised in a RAPID Handbook, updated yearly
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