Aberdeen researchers join Scottish CCS group

2014-03-03 07:55 by Anja Reitz

The University of Aberdeen brings further expertise to the existing partnership of the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, strengthening the Scottish network of scientists engaged in research at every stage of the CCS chain.

Strategic research between the University and other SCCS partners is already under way. Economist Professor Alex Kemp is part of a team designing new fiscal incentives to encourage the use of CO2 captured from power plants to produce up to three billion barrels of additional oil. Dr Dubravka Pokrajac is improving methods of CO2 injection at storage sites, while Dr Clare Bond is studying reservoir seals, which prevent CO2 movement after injection. The Aberdeen team also includes Professor Fred Glasser, who is developing cements that utilise CO2. And Professor John Paterson is examining ways to improve storage legislation.

Dr David Vega-Maza, of the University of Aberdeen’s School of Engineering, said: “The CCS research community at the University is delighted to join SCCS, a dynamic and vibrant research partnership that supports the development and commercialisation of CCS as a climate mitigation technology worldwide. We want to thank our colleagues from British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh for their welcome and support. Aberdeen’s offshore resources offer a perfect platform for CCS technologies. We look forward to working with our SCCS partners on realising a low-carbon future.”


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 27 Feb 2014

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