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Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage / University of Edinburgh


WP6 leader, WP2, WP5

The University of Edinburgh has a strong track record in many aspects of CCS research, particularly geology and engineering but also understanding public and community perceptions and mechanisms for better engagement.

Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), based at the University of Edinburgh, is the largest CCS research partnership in the UK, with its partner institutes (British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde) spearheading innovative CCUS research. The SCCS Team works with academia, industry and government, delivering CCS analysis and synthesis, business development, policy research and engagement, knowledge exchange and dissemination activities to a range of projects and stakeholders.

SCCS is a key partner in a number of European projects, including the European CCUS Projects Network, ACT Acorn (completed), ALIGN-CCUS, ELEGANCY, DETECT and PreACT.  It has led a number of joint projects with high-profile industrial partners – such as CO2MultiStore and CO2-EOR – and has strong links with existing UK initiatives and international projects, including Teesside (UK), Otway (Australia) and Boundary Dam (Canada); it is also a founder member of the Guangdong CCUS Centre in China.