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Reference Number EP/P026214/1
Title UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre 2017 (UKCCSRC 2017)
Status Started
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 2017
End Date 31 March 2022
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £6,233,759
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr J (John ) Gibbins , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (99.971%)
  Other Investigator Dr N Mac Dowell , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr JA Neufeld , Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
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 SA Scott , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr S Krevor , Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr E Anthony , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr KLS Campbell , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor N ( Nilay ) Shah , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr P Fennell , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr C Petit , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr H Chalmers , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr MS Lucquiaud , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr S Brown , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor RS (Stuart ) Haszeldine , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr SMV Gilfillan , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr D Reiner , Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor P Bowen , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr R Marsh , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr C (Clair ) Gough , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr S (Sarah ) Mander , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr L Ma , Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor C (Colin ) Snape , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr J Race , School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr M Wang , Engineering, University of Hull (0.001%)
Dr A Chadwick , Energy Science, British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
Mr JDO Williams , Energy & Marine Geoscience, British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
Prof PE (Paul ) Dodds , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract The renewed UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) provides key fundamental research and coordination activities to help the UK to meet future energy targets. Building on the success of the current UKCCSRC, the new centre grant, starting in 2017, supports a whole-systems based research programme and is an inclusive national hub to set CCS research strategies, coordinate research delivery, promote community cohesion, and act as vehicle for industrial and stakeholder involvement.The new Centre is led by the University of Sheffield, with partners the British Geological Survey, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham and Imperial College and additional investigators from Cardiff University, Cranfield University, University of Manchester, University of Strathclyde and University College London. An experienced Director and Centre Manager are supported by three Deputy Director research leads and the wider co-investigator team. Governance is through a Board appointed by the EPSRC.The Centre operates a Scientific Council to link all UK research activities and an Independent Advisory Panel comprising stakeholders from Government, regulators, industry and trade associations. The CCS Network links together all with an interest in CCS. Comprehensive stakeholder engagement and the whole systems insights from the Centre's research will play a key role in developing the short, medium and long term strategies needed to accelerate the deployment of CCS in the UK.International research links will be extended through collaborations with other world-leading CCS centres, participation in international initiatives (including CSLF, IEAGHG, GCCSI, UNECE) and an Associate Membership programme for leading researchers. The UKCCSRC will lead on coordinating international CCS strategy and activities, raising the UK's profile and ability to compete internationally.Postgraduate training and Early Career Researcher support are delivered in close partnership with the CCS CDT at Nottingham. The new centre also supports data and knowledge transfer and promotes shared facilities.The core research programme has three linked themes: storage, capture and systems. On storage, the recent Oxburgh Report highlighted work on residual storage uncertainties and transfer of long-term liability. Understanding of pressure increase and efficient use of reservoir pore-space are cross-cutting UK research priorities. Research topics include pressure migration and plume migration within storage reservoirs with impacts for geomechanical security, plume stability and site monitorability.The capture theme focuses on next generation CO2 capture technologies and processes including high and low temperature solids-based cycles and links closely to the systems work. Detailed modelling of each process investigated together with results from other work on BECCS (using the PACT facilities), integrated electricity and hydrogen production from natural gas and supercritical CO2 cycles is used to produce data for integration into overall UK systems studies.Work on UK-wide systems includes linking demand for heat and power, energy markets, industrial demand, CO2 transport infrastructure, and CO2 storage and greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRs, particularly BECCS). The overall objective is to provide inputs into existing UK-wide energy system modelling and Integrated Assessment Models. We also examine 'social license to operate' for fossil-fired CCS as well as BECCS. Building on the core research programme and a supplementary 1.5M flexible funds for open research calls, the Centre will act as a mechanism for the research community to coordinate applications for additional funding for fundamental research from the Research Councils and other sources. The Centre will also support initiatives to take the outputs of research forward in collaboration with applied research funding agencies and industry
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