The University of Edinburgh has re-launched the world’s first free open online course exploring the key role that carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can play in tackling the effects of climate change. The course has been developed by leading academics Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from the School of Engineering and Dr Mark Wilkinson from the School of Geosciences, alongside researcher Mennat Labib who is based in the School’s Carbon Capture and Storage Group.
The School’s Deputy Head of School and Bert Whittington Chair Professor Gareth Harrison is part of an expert panel which recently concluded a major inquiry into the future of Scotland’s energy. The two-year long inquiry was initiated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, to address the challenge of meeting Scotland’s future energy requirements in the face of increasing demand, power station closures, and pressing carbon reduction targets.
An exciting opportunity is available in the Institute for Energy Systems of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh for postdoctoral appointment, ideally from August 2018 to March 2019.
The Carbon Capture and Separation Processes Laboratory in the School of Engineering is seeking to appoint an Experimental Officer who will be actively involved in contributing to the research programme of the Laboratory which runs as a small research facility (SRF).
Combine hydrogen production with technology to capture and store the resulting carbon emissions and you could have the means of decarbonising the heat, power and transport needs of entire cities across the UK.
Scientists from the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership have competitively won a 70% share of a £4 million fund for vital research into technology to support UK industry's efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
Researchers from SCCS will lead three out of four projects being funded by EPSRC's Research Challenges in Industrial CCS fund, and will work closely with industry partners on developing flexible and cost-effective CO2 capture technologies.
Linking the development of enhanced oil recovery in the North Sea to low-carbon electricity can bring significant benefits to the wider UK economy while accelerating carbon storage and providing the most cost-effective pathway to UK decarbonisation targets, a new report proposes.