Academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted research.

Professor Gioia Falcone, Rankine Chair and Professor of Energy Engineering and Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Glasgow, joins the SCCS Directorate, where she represents the university’s combined expertise in the climate technology.

CCS is a set of technologies that can slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the economy, particularly from industrial processes but also from heat and power generation, refineries and hydrogen production.

Earlier this month, the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) reaffirmed the role of CCS in Scotland’s net-zero ambitions and as part of a just transition for manufacturing clusters and the oil and gas sector.

Falcone, who is also Visiting Professor at Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, said, “On 2nd May 2019, the University of Glasgow was the first university in Scotland to declare a climate emergency and we remain fully committed to supporting solutions to climate change.”

“The offshore energy sector can be transformed to help the UK become a net-zero nation, with CCS playing a pivotal role in effective pathways ahead.”

“We look forward to facilitating progression from theoretical estimates of CO2 storage potential to actual large-scale CCS implementation in the UK.”

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