UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources is a member of the Systems and Policy theme of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre.
16 August 2021
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is considered an essential technology that must be developed and scaled up over the coming decades if we are to meet UK and global net zero emissions targets.
We are exploring the social, technical, and economic barriers and advantages associated with the large-scale deployment of CCS in the UK’s energy system. This work serves as an integrating effort across the three main themes of Capture, Storage, and Systems and Policy.
Our aim is to quantify and qualify the role and value of CCS in the UK’s energy system. We are using information from consortium partners in our UK TIMES energy system model to improve the representation of CCS systems. UK TIMES is the principal energy system model used by the UK Government to identify long-term decarbonisation pathways.
- In preparation