Partner Research Groups

The SCCS partnership includes six Partner Institutes. Within each of these, there are research groups and centres dedicated to different areas of CCS research. You can find out more about them by following the links to individual websites. 

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  • Glasgow Centre for Sustainable Energy

    Institution: The University of Glasgow

    The Glasgow Centre for Sustainable Energy brings together academics from across the University to find interdisciplinary new ways of delivering the radical reform of energy services and infrastructure required to reach net-zero. The Centre works to find equitable and affordable ways to reliably meet the world’s energy needs without contributing further to climate change.

  • Centre for Sustainable Solutions

    Institution: The University of Glasgow

    Launched in April 2020, the Centre for Sustainable Solutions aims to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. The centre supports interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.

  • Energy & Sustainability Research Group

    Institution: The University of Glasgow

    Energy engineering research at the University of Glasgow today focuses principally on the efficiency of energy generation, supply, conversion, transport, distribution and storage technologies. The Energy & Sustainability Group's research is deeply rooted in partnerships with industry, whilst drawing on the most rigorous scientific approaches, the most powerful numerical tools and the very latest new materials.

  • CCUS Aberdeen Research Group

    Institution: The University of Aberdeen

    The CCUS Aberdeen Research Group has a diverse and growing portfolio of CCS research, which includes capture engineering, offshore storage, social perceptions of CCS, law and petroleum economics. The group has developed and makes use of a range of high-quality, cutting edge research facilities.

  • Strathclyde Business School

    Institution: The University of Strathclyde

    The University of Strathclyde Business School delivers world-leading research that is theory-driven and relevant for policy and practice on topics such as decision making support science and microeconomics with a number of researchers working on challenges relating to net-zero, including CCUS.

  • The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME)

    Institution: The University of Strathclyde

    The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering department leads a range of CCUS relevant research around CO2 transportation for CCUS schemes via either pipelines or shipping. Specific areas of expertise include the impact of impurities in the COstream on the hydraulic design of pipelines, flexible operation of CO2 transport and storage systems and risk analysis and material specifications for CO2 pipelines.

  • Centre for Energy Policy

    Institution: The University of Strathclyde

    The Centre for Energy Policy supports efforts to sustain and safeguard the UK’s energy supply while maintaining international commitments to cut carbon emissions. Its work covers areas such as energy production, sustainability of energy supply and the economic and environmental impacts of energy policies. The role of the Centre for Energy Policy is to bring evidence based critical thinking to addressing these challenges in all economic sectors. The Centre has been recognised by BEIS for its “world-leading research in to economic impacts of CCUS”. The Centre is technology agnostic.

  • Centre for Ground Engineering & Energy Geosciences

    Institution: The University of Strathclyde

    The Centre for Ground Engineering & Energy Geosciences, within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, conducts a range of CCUS-related research around storage site integrity, well integrity, borehole monitoring devices, microseismic monitoring, leak/contaminant remediation, fluid flow, and environmental and societal life-cycle impacts and geotechnical site investigation.

  • Carbon capture and storage

    Institution: The British Geological Survey

    With a dedicated CCS team, BGS has many years’ experience in offshore drilling and ship-borne surveys, geological model building and, in its Edinburgh Anisotropy Group, has one of the world’s leading research groups for advanced seismic analysis. Facilities include onshore and offshore drilling and sample collection equipment, a full suite of laboratories, including the global seismology research laboratory, and expertise in subsurface data interpretation and analysis, with access to a range of industry-standard modelling software.

  • Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO₂ Solutions

    Institution: Heriot-Watt University

    Part of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), the centre investigates different hydrocarbon recovery mechanisms to improve current understanding of processes and produce the information needed to efficiently plan and manage field production. Other research groups within IPE also focus on CO₂ storage and have, over a decade, researched CO₂ phase equilibria, CO₂ hydrates and reservoir simulation of CO₂ injection, pore scale EOR modelling and flow assurance.