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At the end of October, a team of ALIGN-CCUS research partners took the latest findings of our European project to an international audience at the GHGT-14 conference in Melbourne, Australia.

The GHGT conference series is the largest international gathering of carbon capture and storage (CCS) experts, and this year’s event was made even more pertinent by the IPCC’s recent report on global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Interview with Joris Gazendam LL.M (left) of Groningen Centre of Energy Law, University of Groningen. Main photo: Kjetil Alsvik/Equinor

By Tom Mikunda, TNO

By Christine Boomsma, Senior Researcher, WP 6 (Task 6.2 Lead) and Emma ter Mors, Assistant Professor, WP6 Lead, both Leiden University

Social scientists working on public perceptions and acceptability in the CCUS field often get asked this question. When CO2 storage takes place offshore, rather than onshore, perhaps making use of existing infrastructures from the oil and gas industry; do we still need to be concerned with public responses to CCUS?

How will Europe’s industries make the shift to a low-carbon economy without losing out in a global marketplace? We visited the scientists at the University of Sheffield, who are working to scale up carbon capture technologies while bringing down their cost: one of the goals of the ALIGN-CCUS project.

Dr Maxine Akhurst

By Dr Maxine Akhurst

Maxine Akhurst is a research geoscientist at British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh and leader of CO2 storage research in the ALIGN-CCUS project. She recently hosted the second technical meeting for the project at the BGS offices in Edinburgh.

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