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Reference Number EP/L016362/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy
Status Started
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage) 25%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 25%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 transport) 25%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 storage) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor C (Colin ) Snape
No email address given
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2014
End Date 30 September 2022
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £3,523,603
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor C (Colin ) Snape , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr H Liu , Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Professor M Pourkashanian , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr J Wood , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor RC Thomson , Inst of Polymer Tech and Materials Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor ML Clarke , Geography, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr CN Eastwick , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr C Sun , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr T Drage , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr A Chadwick , Energy Science, British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , ANSYS Europe Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Caterpillar Inc, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chinese Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , Health and Safety Executive (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tsinghua University (THU). Beijing (0.000%)
Project Contact , Southeast University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , Zhejiang University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Queensland, Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (aka CMCL Innovations) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Coal Products Limited CPL (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON New Build and Technology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , McMaster University, Canada (0.000%)
Project Contact , Process Systems Enterprise Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Clean Coal Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cochin University of Science and Technology, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (0.000%)
Project Contact , Innospec Environmental Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , 2COenergy Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomass and Fossil Fuels Research Alliance (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alstom Ltd (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , C-Capture Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , State University of Campinas (UniCamp), Brazil (0.000%)
Project Contact , RWE Generation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB), CSIC, Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , Polish Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK High Temperature Power Plant Forum (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of North Dakota, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Stavanger, Norway (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The motivation for this proposal is that the global reliance on fossil fuels is set to increase with the rapid growth of Asian economies and major discoveries of shale gas in developed nations. The strategic vision of the IDC is to develop a world-leading Centre for Industrial Doctoral Training focussed on delivering research leaders and next-generation innovators with broad economic, societal and contextual awareness, having strong technical skills and capable of operating in multi-disciplinary teams covering a range of knowledge transfer, deployment and policy roles. They will be able to analyse the overall economic context of projects and be aware of their social and ethical implications. These skills will enable them to contribute to stimulating UK-based industry to develop next-generation technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and ultimately improve the UK's position globally through increased jobs and exports. The Centre will involve over 50 recognised academics in carbon capture & storage (CCS) and cleaner fossil energy to provide comprehensive supervisory capacity across the theme for 70 doctoral students. It will provide an innovative training programme co-created in collaboration with our industrial partners to meet their advanced skills needs.The industrial letters of support demonstrate a strong need for the proposed Centre in terms of research to be conducted and PhDs that will be produced, with 10 new companies willing to join the proposed Centre including EDF Energy, Siemens, BOC Linde and Caterpillar, together with software companies, such as ANSYS, involved with power plant and CCS simulation. We maintain strong support from our current partners that include Doosan Babcock, Alstom Power, Air Products, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), Tata Steel, SSE, RWE npower, Johnson Matthey, E.ON, CPL Industries, Clean Coal Ltd and Innospec, together with the Biomass & Fossil Fuels Research Alliance (BF2RA), a grouping of companies across the power sector. Further, we have engaged SMEs, including CMCL Innovation, 2Co Energy, PSE and C-Capture, that have recently received Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)/Technology Strategy Board (TSB)/ETI/EC support for CCS projects. The active involvement companies have in the research projects, make an IDC the most effective form of CDT to directly contribute to the UK maintaining a strong R&D base across the fossil energy power and allied sectors and to meet the aims of the DECC CCS Roadmap in enabling industry to define projects fitting their R&D priorities.The major technical challenges over the next 10-20 years identified by our industrial partners are:(i) implementing new, more flexible and efficient fossil fuel power plant to meet peak demand as recognised by electricity market reform incentives in the Energy Bill, with efficiency improvements involving materials challenges and maximising biomass use in coal-fired plant;(ii) deploying CCS at commercial scale for near-zero emission power plant and developing cost reduction technologies which involves improving first-generation solvent-based capture processes, developing next-generation capture processes, and understanding the impact of impurities on CO2 transport and storage;(iimaximising the potential of unconventional gas, including shale gas, 'tight' gas and syngas produced from underground coal gasification; and(iii) developing technologies for vastly reduced CO2 emissions in other industrial sectors: iron and steel making, cement, refineries, domestic fuels and small-scale diesel power generatort and These challenges match closely those defined in EPSRC's Priority Area of 'CCS and cleaner fossil energy'. Further, they cover biomass firing in conventional plant defined in the Bioenergy Priority Area, where specific issues concern erosion, corrosion, slagging, fouling and overall supply chain economics
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