UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre 2017 (UKCCSRC 2017)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

The renewed UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) provides key fundamental research and coordination activities to help the UK to meet future energy targets. Building on the success of the current UKCCSRC, the new centre grant, starting in 2017, supports a whole-systems based research programme and is an inclusive national hub to set CCS research strategies, coordinate research delivery, promote community cohesion, and act as vehicle for industrial and stakeholder involvement.

The new Centre is led by the University of Sheffield, with partners the British Geological Survey, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham and Imperial College and additional investigators from Cardiff University, Cranfield University, University of Manchester, University of Strathclyde and University College London. An experienced Director and Centre Manager are supported by three Deputy Director research leads and the wider co-investigator team. Governance is through a Board appointed by the EPSRC.

The Centre operates a Scientific Council to link all UK research activities and an Independent Advisory Panel comprising stakeholders from Government, regulators, industry and trade associations. The CCS Network links together all with an interest in CCS. Comprehensive stakeholder engagement and the whole systems insights from the Centre's research will play a key role in developing the short, medium and long term strategies needed to accelerate the deployment of CCS in the UK.

International research links will be extended through collaborations with other world-leading CCS centres, participation in international initiatives (including CSLF, IEAGHG, GCCSI, UNECE) and an Associate Membership programme for leading researchers. The UKCCSRC will lead on coordinating international CCS strategy and activities, raising the UK's profile and ability to compete internationally.

Postgraduate training and Early Career Researcher support are delivered in close partnership with the CCS CDT at Nottingham. The new centre also supports data and knowledge transfer and promotes shared facilities.

The core research programme has three linked themes: storage, capture and systems. On storage, the recent Oxburgh Report highlighted work on residual storage uncertainties and transfer of long-term liability. Understanding of pressure increase and efficient use of reservoir pore-space are cross-cutting UK research priorities. Research topics include pressure migration and plume migration within storage reservoirs with impacts for geomechanical security, plume stability and site monitorability.

The capture theme focuses on next generation CO2 capture technologies and processes including high and low temperature solids-based cycles and links closely to the systems work. Detailed modelling of each process investigated together with results from other work on BECCS (using the PACT facilities), integrated electricity and hydrogen production from natural gas and supercritical CO2 cycles is used to produce data for integration into overall UK systems studies.

Work on UK-wide systems includes linking demand for heat and power, energy markets, industrial demand, CO2 transport infrastructure, and CO2 storage and greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRs, particularly BECCS). The overall objective is to provide inputs into existing UK-wide energy system modelling and Integrated Assessment Models. We also examine 'social license to operate' for fossil-fired CCS as well as BECCS.

Building on the core research programme and a supplementary £1.5M flexible funds for open research calls, the Centre will act as a mechanism for the research community to coordinate applications for additional funding for fundamental research from the Research Councils and other sources. The Centre will also support initiatives to take the outputs of research forward in collaboration with applied research funding agencies and industry.

Planned Impact

UKCCSRC 2017 impacts deliver economic and societal benefits in many ways:

Development of Improved Products and Services: CCS has the potential to significantly reduce the costs of decarbonising power generation, industrial processes, and the provision of low-carbon heat. In the short to medium term, our core research on capture and storage technology can contribute to improvements in CCS sub-systems that reduce both capital and operational costs. In the longer term novel technologies, such as the solids-based capture processes we are researching, are required to deliver deeper emissions cuts at the same cost, similar emission reductions at less cost, or both. Achieving these aims would support the establishment of a UK-based CCS industry; there may also be significant opportunities for export markets.

Policy Effectiveness: The CCS industry remains nascent in the UK primarily because of repeated failures over the last decade to conclude deployment initiatives. An underlying concern in these failures is the quality of evidence and analysis upon which the initiatives and their benefits have been assessed. One of the main themes of the UKCCSRC 2017 core research programme is therefore the development of improved models of CCS systems, which can be integrated with both top-down and bottom-up economic models used by key decision makers such as BEIS and HM Treasury.

Quality of Life: As noted by, for example, the Committee on Climate Change, wide scale deployment of CCS will result in lower energy costs and retention of (and possibly growth in) jobs within the UK's energy-intensive industry sectors. If CCS is combined with hydrogen production, domestic heating can be converted away from natural gas, which is one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonise and CCS on power will facilitate a low-carbon electricity system that would allow for greater penetration of electric vehicles that would lead to significant improvement in local air quality. Given the higher costs that economy-wide decarbonisation would impose on industry and consumers, our research on reducing costs of CCS (and on demonstrating the value of CCS) would be essential to any future roll out of CCS.

International Development: Following the Paris Agreement, both specific technology developments and more general knowledge about CCS, generated within the UK, should be made accessible to developing countries in order that they too can reap the benefits from CCS deployment. In a number of cases know-how transfer to the UK is also crucial. UKCCSRC 2017 will therefore continue to grow its programme of international networking and research project activities in order to facilitate such impacts.

Skills and Capacity Development : In order to support all of the above it is necessary for a sufficiently large and skilled workforce to exist. It must also exist at all the right levels and at the right times. UKCCSRC 2017 will continue its successful programme of human capital development activities, addressing the development needs of doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers, as well as supporting early career academic staff and providing roles to develop tomorrow's academic leaders.

Facilities development: Capture: The UKCCSRC-PACT facilities provides a world-class open-access pilot scale test facility and highly specialized support staff to accelerate the commercialization of advanced technologies.
Facilities development: Storage: Parallel work on storage pilot injection facilities will be undertaken, to develop the first UK facility to calibrate injection mode, or test new equipment. It is intended that this will contribute to a proposal to RCUK STFC for a UK pilot injection site.

Publications

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Daggash H (2019) The role and value of negative emissions technologies in decarbonising the UK energy system in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

 
Description The UKCCSRC's strategic mission is to:

Help to set new targets for CCS in the UK and globally and then support delivery

An effective role for CCS: The overall goal for the next phase of the UKCCSRC is to help ensure
that CCS will play an effective role in reducing net CO2 emissions while securing affordable and
controllable electricity supplies, low carbon heat and competitive industries for the UK.

1. Lower costs and integration: UK energy stakeholders and CCS specialists have identified
that cost reductions and the integration of CCS technologies and infrastructure into energy
systems, industry and the wider economy are key deliverables.

2. Benefits of CCS in energy and economic systems: The UKCCSRC will make significant
contributions to informing policy and planning decisions, by government and by research
funders, industry and other stakeholders. The Paris commitment to net zero emissions means
many new challenges, including greenhouse gas removal from air, must now be addressed.

3. Capacity to support delivery: The UKCCSRC will also ensure that an effective UK CCS
community of researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders continues to develop,
addressing research issues as they arise and growing the capacity, knowledge and expertise
that will be needed to deliver societal benefits successfully to 2050 and beyond.

4. Cohesion, strategy, coordination, collaboration: The UKCCSRC will be a focal point for
community cohesion and networking, set CCS research strategies (in line with government
policy and with other energy research areas), coordinate CCS research, nationally and
internationally, and be a vehicle for industrial and other stakeholder practitioner involvement.

And, for the organisation itself: Be an indispensable knowledge partner for CCS researchers
and developers, both in the UK and globally, for all CCS applications, including power,
manufacturing, hydrogen production, GHG removal and CO2 transport and storage systems.
Exploitation Route Be an indispensable knowledge partner for CCS researchers
and developers, both in the UK and globally, for all CCS applications, including power,
manufacturing, hydrogen production, GHG removal and CO2 transport and storage systems.
Sectors Chemicals,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

 
Description Since the UKCCSRC's creation in 2012 it has supported, strengthened and integrated the UK CCS community. The excellence of the UK research base is internationally recognised, with many of our 300+ academic members collaborating with CCS organisations across the world. In the last five years the Centre has achieved many milestones and become a vital link with industry, aligning CCS research with business needs to secure an attainable economic future for the technology. UKCCSRC: Grows and supports the UK CCS community with a membership of 1400, and two conferences a year, we bring together the community to aid collaboration and knowledge sharing. Enables research by funding 27 projects to date across the spectrum of CCS research, we support the drive towards an affordable, low carbon future for the UK. Collaborates internationally with six memorandums of understanding signed across the globe and numerous international collaborations, the UKCCSRC is an integral part of the UK remaining a world leader in CCS technology. Works with industry by making test facilities available for over 70 industrial organisations, and hosting joint academic and industry workshops, we support the commercial deployment of CCS. Engages and informs external stakeholders by providing written and oral evidence to Government committees, the UKCCSRC informs policy makers on how CCS contributes to meeting the UK's climate change obligations. Fosters tomorrow's leaders by funding travel for development opportunities, and providing training, we ensure early career researchers have the skills and networks to keep the UK at the forefront of CCS development.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Chemicals,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advised on government policy on Cement CCS for BEIS via paid consultancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Better understanding of CCS costs within BEIS industrial models should improve the fidelity of the models
 
Description Analysis of alternative UK heat decarbonisation pathways
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/analysis-of-alternative-uk-heat-decarbonisation-pathways/
 
Description BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce Deployment Stream meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce Innovation Stream meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description BEIS CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce meetings
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-clean-growth-ccus-cost-challenge-taskforce-rep...
 
Description ETIP SNET - ENERGY SECTOR INTERFACES
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Jon Gibbins gave evidence to Evidence Session on CCUS Clusters by UK Government in Teesside Jan 2019
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-energy-industri...
 
Description Jon Gibbins responded to Committee on Climate Change's request for input to inform its advice to government on the UK's transition to a net-zero carbon economy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Prof Jon Gibbins is witness at BEIS evidence committee for CCUS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-energy-industri...
 
Description Value of baseload capacity in low-carbon GB electricity system
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The main objective of this study was to assess the need for baseload low-carbon technologies in the decarbonised UK power system over the coming decades. It therefore adopts the concept of marginal value of baseload capacity and quantifies how this value varies across a range of scenarios with different carbon constraints, system flexibility levels and other parameters. In a system with low flexibility level significant amount of CCS capacity will be required to meet the carbon emission target.
 
Description Written evidence to BEIS Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/business-energy-and...
 
Description working on climate bonds definition of clean bonds
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Currently ongoing, but the discussion is about in the trillion euro green climate bond market, what should be the definition of a green bond - i.e. in the context of CCS, is it in or out? Quite important.
URL https://www.climatebonds.net/
 
Title Comprehensive steady state model of solvent-based carbon capture for 250 MWe CCGT Power Plant - Eni OKO 
Description A comprehensive steady state model of solvent-based carbon capture for 250 MWe CCGT Power Plant was developed by Dr Eni OKO. In the UKCCSRC project, this model is used to generate lots of simulation data under different operating conditions. The simulation data are used as inputs to a newly developed 'Model Reduction tool'. The purpose in the end is to generate a reduced model for solvent-based carbon capture for 250 MWe CCGT Power Plant. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is a necessary preparation step to prepare for whole CCS system analysis. 
 
Description CO2CRC collaboration on brown coal CCS Hub Concept Study 
Organisation Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UKCCSRC and CO2CRC collaboration on brown coal CCS Hub Concept Study - Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield. Working together on project. This engagement is in support of a $300k study on post-combustion capture retrofit funded by CO2CRC. Previous UK work on capture integration with power plants is being applied to a practical application. It also involves knowledge exchange with the CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina.
Collaborator Contribution UKCCSRC and CO2CRC collaboration on brown coal CCS Hub Concept Study - Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield. Working together on project. This engagement is in support of a $300k study on post-combustion capture retrofit funded by CO2CRC. Previous UK work on capture integration with power plants is being applied to a practical application. It also involves knowledge exchange with the CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina.
Impact Outputs to come
Start Year 2017
 
Description CO2Stored 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Confirmed total funding for CO2Stored in 2018 to date is £55,074. This comprises £10,000 UK CCS RC funding which has enabled leverage of £45,074 NERC (now UKRI) National Capability funding. The UK CCS RC funding for 2018 and following years supports ongoing user access and user support to CO2Stored. The NERC funding comprises £39,058 for development and update of the underlying geoscience data and at least £6,016 for updated web delivery and user licensing, database improvements and GDPR compliance. Additional support for integration and linking of CO2Stored into a European online CO2 storage atlas is being sought via the EC SET-plan Action 9, proposed for the period 2018 to 2020.
Collaborator Contribution CO2Stored total funding for 2017 was £183, 972. It was the final year of the development and improvement programme, under governance agreed with ETI, from 2013 to 2017. The Crown Estate support was £86,986, match-funded by NERC national capability funding to sum to £173, 972, with additional UK CCS RC funding of £10,000 to respond to advice from stakeholders. The UK CCS RC support established and implemented the 'data and interpretation and maturity' classification requested by Stakeholders which was not included within the Crown Estate programme.
Impact Since transfer of ownership of CO2Stored from ETI to BGS we have streamlined and very significantly reduced the cost of licensing and governance that was previously required for CO2Stored. The UK CCS RC funding supports continuing user access to CO2Stored via mailbox requests and enquiries, set up of user licences and ongoing website hosting/maintenance. The UK CCS RC support has enabled leverage of substantial National Capability funding which is now more and increasingly tightly constrained. The confirmed National Capability funding for 2018 will focus on improved content and delivery of CO2Stored to users, a wider 'reach' for CO2Stored, such as via the SET-plan European storage atlas, and seeking additional support for database content improvements.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CO2Stored 
Organisation Crown Estate
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Confirmed total funding for CO2Stored in 2018 to date is £55,074. This comprises £10,000 UK CCS RC funding which has enabled leverage of £45,074 NERC (now UKRI) National Capability funding. The UK CCS RC funding for 2018 and following years supports ongoing user access and user support to CO2Stored. The NERC funding comprises £39,058 for development and update of the underlying geoscience data and at least £6,016 for updated web delivery and user licensing, database improvements and GDPR compliance. Additional support for integration and linking of CO2Stored into a European online CO2 storage atlas is being sought via the EC SET-plan Action 9, proposed for the period 2018 to 2020.
Collaborator Contribution CO2Stored total funding for 2017 was £183, 972. It was the final year of the development and improvement programme, under governance agreed with ETI, from 2013 to 2017. The Crown Estate support was £86,986, match-funded by NERC national capability funding to sum to £173, 972, with additional UK CCS RC funding of £10,000 to respond to advice from stakeholders. The UK CCS RC support established and implemented the 'data and interpretation and maturity' classification requested by Stakeholders which was not included within the Crown Estate programme.
Impact Since transfer of ownership of CO2Stored from ETI to BGS we have streamlined and very significantly reduced the cost of licensing and governance that was previously required for CO2Stored. The UK CCS RC funding supports continuing user access to CO2Stored via mailbox requests and enquiries, set up of user licences and ongoing website hosting/maintenance. The UK CCS RC support has enabled leverage of substantial National Capability funding which is now more and increasingly tightly constrained. The confirmed National Capability funding for 2018 will focus on improved content and delivery of CO2Stored to users, a wider 'reach' for CO2Stored, such as via the SET-plan European storage atlas, and seeking additional support for database content improvements.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CO2Stored 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Confirmed total funding for CO2Stored in 2018 to date is £55,074. This comprises £10,000 UK CCS RC funding which has enabled leverage of £45,074 NERC (now UKRI) National Capability funding. The UK CCS RC funding for 2018 and following years supports ongoing user access and user support to CO2Stored. The NERC funding comprises £39,058 for development and update of the underlying geoscience data and at least £6,016 for updated web delivery and user licensing, database improvements and GDPR compliance. Additional support for integration and linking of CO2Stored into a European online CO2 storage atlas is being sought via the EC SET-plan Action 9, proposed for the period 2018 to 2020.
Collaborator Contribution CO2Stored total funding for 2017 was £183, 972. It was the final year of the development and improvement programme, under governance agreed with ETI, from 2013 to 2017. The Crown Estate support was £86,986, match-funded by NERC national capability funding to sum to £173, 972, with additional UK CCS RC funding of £10,000 to respond to advice from stakeholders. The UK CCS RC support established and implemented the 'data and interpretation and maturity' classification requested by Stakeholders which was not included within the Crown Estate programme.
Impact Since transfer of ownership of CO2Stored from ETI to BGS we have streamlined and very significantly reduced the cost of licensing and governance that was previously required for CO2Stored. The UK CCS RC funding supports continuing user access to CO2Stored via mailbox requests and enquiries, set up of user licences and ongoing website hosting/maintenance. The UK CCS RC support has enabled leverage of substantial National Capability funding which is now more and increasingly tightly constrained. The confirmed National Capability funding for 2018 will focus on improved content and delivery of CO2Stored to users, a wider 'reach' for CO2Stored, such as via the SET-plan European storage atlas, and seeking additional support for database content improvements.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Integrated whole-energy system (IWES) model 
Description Uniqueness of the model is in very granular spatial and temporal resolution while considering multi-energy vectors including electricity, heat, transport. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Informing Government about the cost effectiveness of alternative decarbonisation pathways 
 
Description 13th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins spoke at the UNECE - 13th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels. The session organised by Prof Gibbins helped to maintain awareness of CCS in this important international energy forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=45363
 
Description 2017 Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Mid-Year Meeting, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. Jon Gibbins attended and contributed at event. Advised global practitioners on UK CCS R&D programme and received updates on programmes on other counries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A talk at Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and myself were invited to Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission to give a talk on the development of Energy Storage in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ACORN site selection workshop, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon contributed to the ACORN site selection workshop. Advising CCS deployment project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brexit and Future UK Gas Security conference and consultation, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins contributed to the Brexit and Future UK Gas Security conference and consultation meeting. Advice to policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brown coal retrofit meeting with CO2CRC, CCSKC, Bechtel - Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Brown coal retrofit meeting with CO2CRC, CCSKC, Bechtel - Jon Gibbins attended alongside the collaborative work with CO2CRC. Mutual learning and further collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brown coal retrofit/open-access amine meeting with Bechtel, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Brown coal retrofit/open-access amine meeting with Bechtel, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield. Advising CCS deployment project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CCS Knowledge Centre Workshop, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins was a panel member at the CCS Knowledge Centre workshop, Reginia, Canada. Advising international CCS stakeholders and creating new R & D project development opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDT Winter School lecture, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins gave a lecture at the CDT winter school held in Nottingham. ECR Training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017 (CMTC 2017), Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins attended and spoke at - Global CCUS Innovation Nexus (CMTC 2017). Influencing global decision makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference on Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Setting out the role and value of energy storage in future low carbon energy system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Claire Gough - Podcast debate on global warming (University of Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in a podcast debate "Global Warming 2017: how bad is it and what can we do?", hosted by "The Barometer" on University of Manchester website, Main purpose: To improve public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://thebarometer.podbean.com/e/global-warming-2017-how-bad-is-it-and-what-can-we-do/
 
Description ECCSEL Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC) meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins contributed to the ECCSEL Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC) meeting. Ensuring UK pilot facilities (PACT) correctly represented within ECCSEL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ECCSEL meeting, Amsterdam, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins was invited to attend and contribute to ECCSEL meeting in Amsterdam. Ensuring UK pilot facilities (PACT) correctly represented within ECCEL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EERA Steering Committee and project workshop, jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins contributed to the EERA Steering Committee and project workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Energy innovation needs assessment workshop, BEIS, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Energy innovation needs assessment workshop with BEIS. Influencing policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GeolSoc Bryan Lovell Meeting 2019: Role of geological science in the decarbonisation of power production, heat, transport and industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Decarbonisation of the UK's energy, industry and transport will play a major role in reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change. With decarbonisation central to UK government policy, this year's Bryan Lovell meeting brings together scientists, policy makers and industry experts to discuss the role of the geosciences and to outline and challenge barriers to the UK's progress. The meeting will feature a 90 minute panel discussion chaired by Andrew Miller, former MP & Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, which will be used to draft a government report on how high level barriers to decarbonisation should be addressed.

Topics addressed will include renewable energy sources, carbon capture and storage, nuclear and geothermal power, critical mineral resources and seabed mining. The panel discussion, to be held on 24 January 14.30-16.00, will assemble the conference's key themes and specifically address issues to be taken forward to government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/About/Press-Office/Press-Releases/Decarbonising-the-UK-the-role-of-geolog...
 
Description Give a talk in China Electric Power Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and Dr Fei Teng were invited to CEPRI to give a talk on the Electricity Market Design and Energy Storage. We also held a discussion with the researchers regarding the electricity market design experience for China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEAGHG CCS Cost network meeting (organiser), Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IEAGHG CCS Cost network meeting, Organised by UKCCSRC. Learning from global exerts that will be utilised in the UK context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEAGHG PCC meeting, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield, 4th Post Combustion Capture Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins attended and contributed to the 4th Post Combustion Capture Conference, IEAGHG. Influencing Global Stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Amine Workshop, Japan, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins was asked to contribute to the International Amine Workshop in Japan. Advising international CCS partners and creating opportunities for future education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Institute for Energy Systems Integration - annual workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the role and value of energy storage in supporting cost effective transition to low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited CCS lecture at the University of Southampton, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins was a key note speaker at a CCS lecture at the University of Southampton focusing on the need for CCS in the UK and the R & D programme to support it's deployment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Is CCS a vital tool in the fight against climate change?" in Public Health magazine, Spring 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clair Gough (2016) invited to write a debate piece in favour of : "Is CCS a vital tool in the fight against climate change?" in Public Health magazine, Spring 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.fph.org.uk/media/1568/pht-spring-2016_sustainability.pdf
 
Description Jon Gibbins, GCCSI regional stakeholder meeting - University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins and Bruce Adderley attanded and put forward views on GCCSI's proposal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jon Gibbins, GDCCUS meetings with IEA Clean Coal, Imperial College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GDCCUS meetings with IEA Clean Coal, Jon Gibbins met and contributed in meeting with visitors from China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote talk given by Prof Meihong Wang at 2nd International Conference on Functional Materials and Chemical Engineering (ICFMCE) in Nov. 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In Nov. 2018, Prof Wang was invited to give a keynote talk on "Process/Energy Systems Engineering: CCUS and Beyond...".
This is part of the 2nd International Conference on Function Materials and Chemical Engineering (ICFMCE) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Around 70 to 80 audiences from over 15 countries joined the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Launch of the UKCCSRC 2017 Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release following the launch of the UKCCSRC 2017 and announcement of successful bid. Press release was shared on following platforms: Cabon Capture Journal
http://www.carboncapturejournal.com/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=3889

The Chemical Engineer
http://www.thechemicalengineer.com/latest%20news/2017/april/uk-ccs-funding-announced

Pei: Power Engineering International
http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/04/britain-s-ccs-research-centre-awarded-7m-funding.

Edie.net
https://www.edie.net/news/6/Government-pours--6m-into-University-of-Sheffield-s-CCS-research-centre/

Gas World
https://www.gasworld.com/uk-ccs-research-receives-a-76m-nudge-/2012626.article

Energy Voice
https://www.energyvoice.com/other-news/136292/scottish-scientists-play-big-role-7-6m-carbon-capture-research-project/

Energy Live News
https://www.energylivenews.com/2017/04/11/6m-boost-for-uk-carbon-capture-and-storage-research/

University of Cambridge- JBS
http://insight.jbs.cam.ac.uk/2017/new-funding-for-carbon-capture-and-storage/

PraxisUnico
https://www.praxisunico.org.uk/news-policy/news/£6m-boost-carbon-capture-and-storage-research

University of Sheffield (appeared on home page)
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/multi-million-pound-boost-for-carbon-capture-research-1.695079#provider_moreover

SCCS
http://www.sccs.org.uk/news/391-scottish-scientists-at-the-centre-of-7-6m-uk-push-on-carbon-capture-and-storage-research

Energy Delta Institute
https://www.energydelta.org/mainmenu/latest-energy-news/uk-ccs-research-receives-a-l76m-nudge - Stakeholder engagement in Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ukccsrc.ac.uk/news-events/news/ukccsrc-announces-new-funding-2022
 
Description Long-duration storage workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact My talk was focused on presenting evidence related to the importance of storage capacity, including the need for long-duration storage on the GB system and regulatory implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mexico CCS course, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins and Bruce Adderley were asked to run a workshop in Mexico on CCS for 5 days to a variety of different audiences in attendance. Upskilling practicioners in UK target country and developing opportunities for future collaborative research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mission Innovation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins, Bruce Adderley, Stuart Haszeldine, Sam Krevor, David Reiner, Naill MacDowell and other academics were involved in contributing to the Mission Innovation workshop held in Houston, Texas. UK expert involvement in agreeing CCUS R & D programme priorities at a global level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Expert Roundtable on CCS, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield, advised on national CCS infrastructure needs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Pacific Energy Innovation Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact My talk in the Fairmont in Vancouver led to being invited to give a talk to the Pacific Energy Innovation Association. Discussion centred on CCS and whether renewables were sufficient replacements for firm generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.peia.biz/events/energy-breakfasts/2017-2018.html
 
Description Pakistan-UK Coal Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pakistan-UK Coal Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paul Dobbs, Presentation on Hydrogen and CCS Modelling with UK TIMES Model to the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) Technical Working Group in London 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Daniel Scamman (DS) introduced work currently being undertaken at UCL on the new UK TIMES model (UKTM) to the CCSA Technical Working Group on 9 Feb 2017 in London. UKTM is being used by the UK Government as input to the forthcoming Emissions Reduction Plan. DS presented slides which provided an overview of hydrogen and CCS modelling within UK TIMES, as well as some of the initial model results and the next steps for the work. Initial results found the costs to the energy system were minimised where CCS is included, further reduced through the addition of BECCS, and in the least cost scenario also including hydrogen. Conversely an energy system fully reliant on electrification was found to produce significantly higher costs. DS advertised that the latest hydrogen modelling outputs will be included in the 3 White Papers by Hydrogen London, due to be launched on the 17th March 2017. Following the presentation discussion focused on specific inputs to the model and how it will be used by the UK Government, with contributions from a representative from the BEIS Central Modelling Team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccsassociation.org/
 
Description Presentation to Shell Science Council by telecon, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Shell Science Council by telecon, by Jon Gibbins. Influencing industrial company with regards to the deployment of CCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Professor Andy Chadwick - The UK GeoEnergy Observatories Project - Expert Technical Review Workshop (BGS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Expert Technical Review Workshop, Reach was International, participants <50, practitioners, postdocs. Outcomes: influenced/modified design of some borehole elements in the project array
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Talk - Menlo Park in San Francisco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ten members of Imperial Alumni Association in San Francisco, I gave a presentation on CCS and my work in particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2017
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/alumni/internationalambassadorevents/e...
 
Description Public Talk - Vancouver 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Public Talk on CCS to mainly Imperial College Alumni, but including a surprising number of non IC people. Much discussion after. The talk was at the Fairmont Hotel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/alumni/internationalambassadorevents/e...
 
Description Renewable, Flexible and Resilient Energy Grids 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The central theme of this conference was to discuss how to obtain the right mix between flexibility and robustness necessary to operate energy systems with greater presence of renewable generation in a reliable and resilient way, considering several sources of uncertainty in the short and long term. The focus was on latest advances in the use of innovative forms of operation and in the design of electrical systems (including new technologies such as storage and demand control), market instruments and appropriate policies for this new context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cesworkshop.cl/18/es/inicio
 
Description Research Seminar given by Prof Meihong Wang at SouthEast University in April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In April 2018, Prof Wang was invited to give a research Seminar on "Process & Energy Systems Engineering: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and Beyond ...".
There were around 150 audiences (mainly MSc and PhD students, also including academics and industrial practitioners) from the city of Nanjing area.

Lots of interesting questions from these early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Shanghai Jiao Tong University /Asian Development Bank CCS workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins contributed to and was an expert at Shanghai Jiao Tong University /Asian Development Bank CCS workshop. The topic of the presentation was "CO2 transport and storage options for industry CCS in the Shanghai area ". This raised awareness of ship transport of CO2 as an option for Shanghai and is expected to lead to further work on this by Chinese researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shell CO2 Abatement Technology Platform external stakeholder meeting, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins spoke at the Shell CO2 Abatement Technology Platform external stakeholder meeting. Influencing industrial company with regards to deployment of CCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at CCUS Technology Forum in Oil & Gas Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Jon Gibbins was speaker at CCUS Technology Forum in Oil & Gas Sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Telegraph article on CCS - UKCCSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Telegraph approached UKCCSRC and spoke to Dr Bruce Adderley for news story on CCS. Public understanding of CCS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/19/norway-embarks-mission-improbable/
 
Description The power of nothing - Participation in outreach activity as part of Imperial Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an outreach project, whose goal was to raise awareness on the importance of environmental protection, particularly CO2 capture, highlight the role of scientists in this regard, provide basic knowledge of related materials chemistry through a hands-on experiment. This experiment involved the use of porous materials as adsorbents. It was presented as part of Imperial Festival 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCCSRC Management Team meeting with BEIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UKCCSRC Management Team meeting with BEIS to discuss future CCS developments. Influencing policymakers with regards to UK R&D priorities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCCSRC Network Conference - March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKCCSRC Network conferences bring together the UK and international CCUS community to network and receive updates on projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCCSRC Programme Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UKCCSRC Programme Conference 2018 focused on Mission Innovation and the Cost Challenge Task Force. It was a technical workshop to help participants identify where their research could help meet the aims of MI and CCTF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCCSRC input into an article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Observer/Guardian approached the UKCCSRC for their input into an article on carbon emissions and negative emissions titled How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet. Public understanding of CCS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/04/carbon-emissions-negative-emissions-technologies...
 
Description UKCCSRC/H2FC H2-CCS Workshop, Imperial, Jon Gibbins, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jon Gibbins contributed to the UKCCSRC/H2FC H2-CCS Workshop, Imperial. Development of joint R&D proposals between the H2 and CCS communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UKERC Annual Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Jon Gibbins spoke on carbon dioxide removal technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on nexus of smart energy, intelligent manufacturing and transportation systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Setting research agenda for future intelligent manufacturing and transportation systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019