The SCCS partnership is based in Scotland but, since we were founded in 2005, we have forged strong research links with science and industry partners across Europe and beyond. Together, we seek to tackle the crisis that recognises no borders and affects every continent: the climate emergency.
We are part of international teams, funded by and through European initiatives, who are dedicated to delivering carbon capture and storage (CCS) – a suite of technologies that can be applied to industries (such as steel, cement and fertiliser), power, hydrogen production, refineries and waste-to-energy – as the means of achieving essential climate targets.
Closer to home, we work with European colleagues based at our partner institutes and, over the years, our Directorate and the SCCS Team have remained truly international.
On the day that the UK officially leaves the European Union, we would like to celebrate these relationships and thank our European colleagues for the ongoing opportunity to work together on our common goal.
The EU CCUS Projects Network
The SCCS Team is one of six partner institutes on the Secretariat, which manages this network of major CCS and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) industrial projects under way across Europe.
STRATEGY CCUS brings together scientists from ten European countries to support the development of low-carbon energy and industry in Southern and Eastern Europe.
This international partnership of 34 research institutes and industrial companies is developing blueprints to deliver carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in industrial regions in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Romania.
This project aims to accelerate the development of novel CO2 capture solvents by solving a major hurdle to the uptake of carbon capture in various industries: solvent degradation.
This imminent project will provide high-level researchers from across Europe and further afield with access to state-of-the-art facilities to conduct advanced technological CCS research. [Website not yet available.]
This project focuses on the potential for creating negative carbon emissions in the waste-to-energy (WtE) sector through the use of CCUS technologies.
The HyStorPor project, which includes academics and industry partners from EU countries, focuses on the large-scale geological storage of energy in the form of hydrogen and includes a new research centre based in Edinburgh on hydrogen usage and storage.
The SECURe project is gathering scientific evidence relating to monitoring the environment and mitigating risk in order to guide subsurface geoenergy development.
Top photo: STRATEGY CCUS kick-off meeting in Orleans last year (Credit: BRGM); montage, clockwise from top left: Project partners at kick-off meetings and events for LAUNCH, ALIGN-CCUS, NEWEST-CCUS, STRATEGY CCUS, EU CCUS Network, SECURe, HyStorPor.