The Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise have each committed £50,000 to support the UK’s largest research, industry and government partnership in carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS).

Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) is a research and knowledge exchange partnership between Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde, and the British Geological Survey. SCCS was established in 2005 through SFC funding. 

“We are thrilled to receive this funding, enabling us to continue our crucial work. Our goal is to realise the potential of carbon capture and storage in decarbonising the UK’s high-emitting sectors rapidly, at least cost, and enabling a just transition for skilled professionals and works in the oil and gas sector as Scotland moves towards a zero-carbon economy,” said Professor Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director. 

“SFC is very pleased to join Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government in funding the continued world-leading research into carbon capture and storage by the SCCS partnership,” said Dr Start Fancey, SFC Director and Research and Innovation

SCCS brings together world-leading CCUS expertise and facilities and builds partnerships with industry and governments to support the development of CCUS in the UK and internationally.

SCCS assisted in bringing Scottish experts to the ACT Acorn Project. Lead by energy consultants Pale Blue Dot Energy, the Acorn project is working to develop the UK’s first operational carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

“The Scottish Government has been consistent in our strong commitment to the development and implementation of CCUS technologies, as indicated by our providing funding to ale Blue Dot Energy’s Acorn CCS Project at St Fergus, and to SCCS,” said Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands.

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