The new UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) is a £13m initiative announced by the Government.

The Centre will lead research into carbon capture and storage, which aims to separate greenhouse gases from power generation and store them safely, before they are released into the atmosphere to contribute to global warming.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will invest £10m in the centre over a five-year period, with funding of £3m from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to establish new capital facilities that will support innovative research.

The new Centre will bring together over 100 of the UK’s world-class CCS academics and provides a national focal point for CCS research and development.

It will be a virtual network where academics, industry, regulators and others in the sector can collaborate on analyzing problems and undertaking world-leading research.

A key priority will be to support the UK economy, by driving an integrated research program focused on maximizing the contribution of CCS to a low-carbon energy system for the UK.