Progressing Scotland's CO2 storage opportunities

R Stuart Haszeldine, Simon Shackley, Robert Stewart, Mina Esentia, Aleksandra Hosa, James Hammond, Eric Mackay, Min Jin, Adrian C Todd, R Catterson, J M Farley, A Young, Maxine C Akhurst, J D L Gafiera, K Hitchen, T Kearsey, D J D Lawrence, D Long, M McCormac, Martin F Quinn

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract / Description of output

Carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) is a rapidly growing industry that offers both environmental benefits and substantial business, employment and research opportunities for Scotland and the UK. In 20091 the report Opportunities for CO2 storage around Scotland identified the size of these opportunities and key initiatives that need to be acted upon to move CCS forward in Scotland. Government, industry and stakeholder organisations joined with Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) researchers in this Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Development Study to progress some of the actions needed to inform the deployment of the entire CCS chain in Scotland and
the UK. The study presents new insights on:
• A path to CCS, defining the activities and timescales to meet national and international ambitions for deployment of CCS and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
• Scotland’s CO2 storage assets, refining the estimated large–scale carbon dioxide (CO2) storage capacity in North Sea sandstones;
• Skills and capacity needs for the future global CCS industry and how to realise opportunities it presents for UK economic development;
• Public communication and engagement on CCS.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodySCCS (Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage)
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


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