Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud, a senior lecturer in clean energy with CCS at the University of Edinburgh, has secured a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Industrial Fellowship to work on innovative technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology.
Dr Lucquiaud, a member of the SCCS Directorate, will work with C-Capture Ltd to demonstrate a new concept for large-scale deployment of CO2 absorbers, the largest component of the capture process. As well as seeking cost reduction, the research will also aim to increase the flexibility of CO2 capture, in order to complement variable renewable energy in low-carbon energy systems.
Dr Lucquiaud said:
I’m seconded to C-Capture, an innovative company specialising in CO2 removal, with a pilot-scale demonstrator at the Drax power station [in North Yorkshire]. The fellowship is a great opportunity to deploy and demonstrate key innovations in CO2 capture technologies in an industrial environment, after we developed the concept within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
He is one of 19 mid-career UK researchers whose research has been recognised by the Academy’s fellowship programme, which aims to strengthen links between universities and industry through the development of new collaborative partnerships with "strong industrial relevance”.