The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced a £13 million investment to establish a UK Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research Centre. This forms part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme which is led by EPSRC.
EPSRC will invest £10 million over a five-year period, with funding of £3 million from DECC to establish new capital facilities that will support innovative research. DECC is also launching its CCS Commercialisation Programme and Roadmap today which will set out the Government’s vision for achieving commercial deployment of CCS in the UK in the 2020s, including investing £125 million in CCS research and development between 2011-2015.
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