Nottingham University is launching its Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS), a £1.1m research centre dedicated to reducing atmospheric CO2 .
The centre aims to investigate new technologies to store greenhouse gases safely and efficiently and help to reduce their impact on the planet’s climate and eco-systems.
The centre will be led by Prof 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.
Maroto-Valer said: ‘We are excited about the prospects for CICCS to become a world leader in the field. We will continue to develop new processes that will make a significant impact in finding solutions for climate change and protecting the planet. The response to the centre has been outstanding so far.’