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Carbon projects capture students’ interest

Students from Singapore have visited the University to learn about Edinburgh’s work into carbon capture and storage technologies.

Visiting students at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Visiting students at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

A group of 25 undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) visited the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and the University’s School of Geosciences and School of Engineering.

Edinburgh staff provided insight into their work on carbon capture technology and large-scale low carbon projects.

The visit was part of a week-long visit to Scotland organised by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), a research partnership which includes Edinburgh as one of its five partners.

New technology

It provides an opportunity for the students to gain knowledge of new carbon capture technologies and practices.

The carbon capture group at the University’s School of Engineering is one of the largest research groups of its kind in the UK.  It focuses on capture and transportation of carbon dioxide.

ECCI works with low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector. The centre is involved in large-scale low carbon projects and helps companies create low carbon products and services.

Nanyang Links

The students from NTU are studying a range of subjects including chemical engineering, geosciences and chemistry.  Their visit builds upon Edinburgh’s existing partnership with NTU.

Exchange links are shared across a number of subject areas.  In 2013, Edinburgh presented an honorary degree to NTU’s President Professor Bertil Andersson.

MSc Carbon Capture

As part of the visit, the School of Geosciences showcased its MSc Carbon Capture and Storage programme ­- the first of its kind in the UK.

The Masters course will help to develop the next generation of leaders in the discipline who are focused on implementing the large-scale decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Renewable energy

Since 2002, Edinburgh has invested more than £20 million in an efficient network of low carbon and renewable power generation. It now provides the majority of its energy needs.

Edinburgh’s approach to improving energy efficiency won the Green Energy Award for Best Environmental Initiative in 2004.

Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage

SCCS is an independent research partnership consisting of the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Strathclyde.

Researchers are engaged in CCS research and projects with industry to support the development and commercialisation of new technology. 

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