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Opportunity Alert: Research Challenges in Industrial CCS - EPSRC

EPSRC, as part of its contribution to the RCUK Energy Programme, invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake fundamental research to tackle challenges in Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

We invite proposals in the areas of:

  1. CO2 Capture Technologies for industry
  2. Whole Systems Understanding of Industrial CCS

There is up to £4 million available to support projects submitted in response to this call. It is intended that four to six projects will be supported through this call.

Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their interest by email to by 18 August 2015.

Key dates

Scoping Workshop 08 June 2015
Email expression of interest to EPSRC 18 August 2015
Call closes 22 September 2015
Panel meeting February 2016
Funding awarded February/March 2016
Proposals start April 2016


1 person has had something to say so far

Hi Viola,
So what's the latest from Ferrybridge? Have they spent the £21 million yet?
They were supposed to finish in 2013..what happened. Did they capture the planned 100 tons of CO2 per day?
Next there's £250 million to spend on one of the 500MW biolers being made from 36% efficient to 45% efficient so still some 55% of 500MW going off into the air, assuming it all works as planned. They quote a figure of 0.5MT of CO2 per day when the new retrofit upgrade is completed, not sure if that is captured and stored or just captured and released again..

International shipping produces around 9000 MT a year of CO2 and other nasties so maybe we as a planet should be working together to solve the climate change problems.
If anyone wants to back our group demonstrating a reduction of shipping propulsion emissions do get in touch at A 10% decrease in Shipping emissions would wipe out the entire UK CO2 production from all sources!

As always all roads for micro businesses, sole traders and lone inventors are carefully blocked by Innovate UK with a load of red tape, and matching funding. We've just has a 45% maximum for a prototype costing £100,000.

Might be good for Rolls Royce, Nissan or a university spin-out as they dip into taxpayers money but to a small business it blocks the way.
Posted on 15/07/15 20:01.

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