UK Government awards £26m for carbon capture, utilisation and storage

The finance will be shared among nine projects, including the nation’s largest emissions-capturing facility to date

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Scientists work out way to get geological CCS rockin’

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say interrupting the flow of gas into underground rock storage can improve efficiency

UK’s first CCUS project could be up and running by mid-2020s

The government’s overarching ambition is to eventually roll out the technology at scale in the 2030s, ‘subject to reduced costs’

EU failing on commercial CCS deployment, say auditors

They found EU support for demonstration projects has ‘achieved little in terms of projects delivered and results achieved’

Drax announces £400k bioenergy carbon capture and storage trial

It aims to mix its greenhouse gas emissions with a solvent to collect and store carbon dioxide

Norway backs CCS with £7.3m funding

It will cover research into the transport of CO2, storage and up to two capture facilities

Is carbon storage all it’s cracked up to be?

A UK university has been awarded €1 million (£900,000) to assess the risks of underground carbon dioxide storage sites leaking. Scientists at Heriot-Watt University aim to use the funding to improve understanding of how fractures in the rocks used to trap the greenhouse gas can affect the process. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) catches carbon […]

New process converts emissions to clean fuel

A new process could convert captured greenhouse gas emissions into a useful fuel. The technique, developed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), could help carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies become more widely implemented by making them much more economically viable. The researchers have developed an efficient process […]

Scottish CCS firm signs expertise and investment deal with China

A carbon capture and storage (CCS) firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to jointly identify investment in a project in North East Scotland. CO2DeepStore will partner with the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Centre (GDCCUSC) and New Silk Road Energy to increase the country’s involvement in the Acorn CCS facility. Greenhouse gas emissions, which […]

UK has ‘enough storage capacity for CCS up to 2050’

The UK has more than enough capacity to store captured carbon up until 2050. That’s according to new research published by the Energy Technologies Institute, which suggests the east coast of England in particular is an ideal location for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities. This is primarily due to its large […]