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University of Nottingham Launches CCS Research Centre
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Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008
Source: CARBONCAPTUREJOURNAL
Article Type: Reprinted 

The £1.1m Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) will explore new CCS technology.

Experts in clean energy technologies and carbon capture spoke at the launch event, including Lord Ronald Oxburgh, President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, Dr David Clarke, Director of the Energy Technologies Institute, Martin Maseo, Technical Director of the Energy Institute and Dr Keith Burnard, Chief Technical Consultant of AEA Energy and Environment.

The centre will be led by Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, of the University's School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.The research will be cross-disciplinary, bringing together engineers, mathematicians, bioscientists, geographers and geologists.

Research projects conducted in the centre will include the storage and conversion of CO2 into materials and fuels.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will fund the centre over the next five years through its Challenging Engineering initiative.

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