The research programme in fossil energy and carbon capture and storage has expanded enormously over the past 3 years with the current portfolio of projects amounting to ca. £14M. It encompasses a number of key projects and initiatives, including the EngD which is the UK focal point for PhD training in the field, a number of EPSRC E.ON and China grants on C02 capture technologies, projects on oil exploration and recovery. In general, the research is highly collaborative and involves extensive collaboration with industry regarding exploitation, together with internationally leading research centres, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southeast, Tsinghai and Zhejiang Universities.
Nottingham, along with Leeds, Imperial, Edinburgh and Cambridge are the 5 UK leading academic groups. Of the ca. £38M EPSRC portfolio in CCS, Nottingham accounts for ca. £11M support, including £6.75M for the EngD Centre.