£2.8m for UK research into capturing carbon

Funding worth £2.8 million has been awarded for research into technology that support the UK’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Researchers at Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), who won […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Funding worth £2.8 million has been awarded for research into technology that support the UK’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.

Researchers at Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), who won the grant, will work with industry partners on developing flexible and cost-effective carbon capture technologies.

One of the three projects will focus on a compact CO2 capture process to combat industrial emissions.

Dr Xianfeng Fan from the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh said: “CO2 emissions from industry are typically from a number of small, low concentration sources with a wide range of flue gas compositions and impurity profiles. That means it’s useful to have several compact and flexible capture units, with low operating and capital costs and high efficiency.

“Our work will combine two technologies that will enable such devices to be installed at a wide range of industrial sites.”

The fund has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. (ESPRC).

SCCS believes carbon capture and storage is an opportunity for the UK to deliver net zero carbon emissions.