New funding is provided for the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, which includes Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge Business School as an investigator.
The UK Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has received further funding from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Energy Programme, to continue its work until September 2025, in the form of a new Network+ programme.
One of the investigators on this new grant is Dr David Reiner, Associate Professor of Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, who is also currently Deputy Director for Systems and Policy of the UKCCSRC. Principal Investigator Professor Jon Gibbins of the University of Sheffield will continue as Director.
The UK is seeing an unprecedented rise in CCS activity, with deployment planned to go from currently nothing to 10 million tonnes of CO2 captured and stored per year by 2030, followed by two decades with average growth of 10%-15% per year to deliver around 100 MtCO2/yr by 2050 to underpin the UK’s net-zero target.
EPSRC Deputy Director for Cross-Council Programmes Dr Lucy Martin said: “Carbon capture and storage was identified as a pre-requisite for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by the Committee for Climate Change Net Zero report as it will enable us to capture, store and utilise greenhouse emissions from essential processes that cannot be decarbonised such as energy-intensive industries and potentially save the UK tens of billions of pounds over the next two decades.
“The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre has already delivered significant impact across technology and policy development, and this further funding will allow the Network+ to build on this success and help the UK achieve its net zero target by 2050.”