Founded in 2005, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) is a partnership of the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde. We also work with other universities across Scotland. We are funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
BGS is the world's oldest national geological survey, the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise and one of the Natural Environment Research Council's research centres. BGS is recognised as a European centre of excellence for the study of CO₂ storage and has a dedicated CCS team, which has, for example, contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report.
Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt University is renowned for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. SCCS works primarily with two key departments, where research is under way across the full CCS chain - the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), which has strong links with the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide, and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS).
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research universities. SCCS works primarily with two key departments, the School of Engineering and the School of GeoSciences in the College of Science and Engineering. There are also strong links with the University of Edinburgh Business School , particularly through international collaborations, and the Edinburgh Law School.
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the UK. It is ranked within the top one per cent of universities in the world. More than 140 of its top academics are engaged in energy-related research, with 30 involved directly with CCS from disciplines ranging from engineering to geology, economics and law. The University recently launched the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, an overarching group encompassing all its energy-related research and activities.
The University of Strathclyde is a leading technological university, recognised worldwide for strong links with business and industry, its commitment to enterprise and skills development, and knowledge sharing with the private and public sectors. Research across the CCS spectrum is under way in a number of departments, including Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical and Process Engineering; Electronic and Electrical Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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