Energy Transition Beyond Electricity - Carbon Capture & Storage and Hydrogen
The energy transition to a low carbon society includes not only renewable energy, but also alternative energy vectors such as hydrogen and techniques for carbon capture and storage. The challenges with hydrogen and CCS cut across the Schools of Maths, Engineering, Chemistry, GeoScience and the Business School. Within Engineering chemical and mechanical engineers collaborate to develop CO2 adsorption techniques, and technologies for the integration of CCS into power generation plants. Subsurface expertise in GeoSciences is investigating how to store carbon and hydrogen underground. Material scientists in chemistry collaborate with engineers to investigate the effectiveness of various materials in CO2 adsorption. Modelling work within Maths & Engineering investigates the integration of CCS and hydrogen into the energy network, linking into the Energy Systems Integration theme. Business models and policy incentives are examined to apply CCS and hydrogen in the energy sector and within energy-intensive industries. Complementary social science research explores stakeholder perspectives and public support for such emerging hydrogen and CCS initiatives.