Scottish Power sponsors carbon capture project

Energy company Scottish Power has announced its sponsorship of the UK’s first alliance between industry and academia to focus specifically on carbon capture and storage (CCS) − the technology designed to remove CO2 from the exhaust gases at fossil-fuelled power stations.

This will be known as the Scottish Power Academic Alliance, SPAA.

SPAA has been designed to match the needs of the UK’s CCS industry with the research capacity of academics from Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh.

It will focus on technical innovation around the capture and offshore storage of CO2 and the policy and regulatory aspects of CCS, and look at what the UK needs to do to capitalise on the commercial opportunities the technology offers, especially in developing a national skills capacity.