Carbon Capture and Storage: What role for R&D in delivering cost-competitive CCS projects in the UK in the 2020s

15th October 2015

The APGTF, CCSA, Coal Research Forum, Knowledge Transfer Network and UKCCSRC hosted a joint workshop on the 15th October 2015 to identify innovative research and development solutions to support the next generation of CCS projects in the UK.

Building on previous work undertaken by the CCSA, APGTF and UKCCSRC, the event brought together industry and academia to consider the lessons learnt from successful CCS projects and work collaboratively to steer the future CCS R&D agenda in the UK. The workshop explored the challenges associated with second and third generation CCS projects and how research and development could help to solve these challenges, reduce costs and support the development of a sustainable supply chain.

Themes covered by the event included:

  • The role of R&D in delivering early cost-reductions for commercial-scale CCS projects
  • R&D priorities for CO2 capture 
  • R&D priorities for CO2 transport and storage 
  • Project selection criteria and metrics 
  • Future for CCS in the UK 

Presentations from the event can be found in the agenda.


A joint paper on UK R&D priorities for CCS was developed for discussion at the workshop.

This paper has now been finalised and can be viewed here.



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