Scotland’s Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR) project, which includes industry partners and two SCCS institutes, has won a £1.23 million share of the UK Government's £8m fund to support the decarbonisation of six major industrial areas.
I am new to SCCS, and new to the world of CCS in general, and to add to this, I started my job during lockdown, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting a new job brings challenges at the best of times, and given the circumstances, I have to say joining SCCS was a great move.
CCS has a bit of an image problem, part of which is due to it being very hard to visualise – no-one but a geologist can easily imagine what a CO₂ store over a kilometre below the seabed might look like, so mental images can range from giant caverns in the rock to CO₂ gas bubbling just below the sand. So often when I’m talking about CCS – to politicians, civil servants, NGOs etc – I start with a brief explainer of how it works. And what better way to explain something than with a tasty treat?
The SCCS Secretariat and partners welcome the announcement today of the UK Government Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, stating the intention to capture 10Mt CO2 from industrial emissions by 2030. This aspiration is achievable, as evidenced by existing projects around the world already capturing millions of tonnes of CO2 per year, it just requires the will to take action. The work to achieve these aspirations is already underway, with phase 1 feasibility projects already completed.
Scientists unite in targeting climate change through low-carbon technologies
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted research.