Fossil Energy & Carbon Capture Storage

Cleaner Fossil and Carbon Capture Storage

Fossil Energy & Carbon Capture Storage


The vision of the Cleaner Fossil Energy and CCS research programme is to be central to accelerating the development of the next generation of more efficient CO2 capture, CO2 compression/purification processes and to expand the range of cleaner technologies for coal, biomass and waste utilization.

It maps directly onto the UK Government’s strategy of developing cheaper, reliable and yet flexible decarbonised power. The internationally recognized programme encompasses advanced combustion, biomass co-firing & gasification, carbon capture technologies, CO2 transport and the control of combustion-generated pollutants and research into energy materials under severe operating conditions.

Research within Fossil Energy & CCS are multi-disciplinary spanning the physical sciences (chemistry and mathematics), engineering (chemical & environmental, mechanical engineering and materials) and the social sciences building upon many of Nottingham’s recent and current research project portfolio.

A broad range of research projects related to the conventional power generation, energy materials and carbon capture technologies are being carried out at Nottingham, particularly within the EPSRC Engineering Doctoral Centre in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies (EngD EFET) and Carbon Capture Technologies and the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy, with the support of various grants worth over £20m from Research Councils, the EU and industry including power generators (e.g. E.ON, SSE, RWE) and manufacturers (e.g. Alstom, Doosan Power Systems, and Air Products).


Case Studies


Properties of High-Pressure CO2

The research involves examining mixtures containing impurities such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, water, at levels which are likely to be found in the CO2 captured by the different CCS technologies... read more


Enhanced Oil Recovery

In order to ensure UK energy security, new sources of energy must be exploited. However, production of unconventional energy sources, such as heavy oil and bitumen, using conventional methods... read more


CO2 Capture, Conversion and Utilization: Seasonal Energy Storage Assisted by Liquid Salts

Nature does not store this gas as evidenced by its very low level in the atmosphere. Instead, nature captures CO2... read more


Performance of Polyethyleneimine-Silica Adsorbent for CO2 Capture from Post-Combustion Flue Gas and Ambient Air in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed

This research is among the very few investigations in recent years which assess the performance of the PEI-silica adsorbent of kg scale in a laboratory scale bubbling... read more

Porous structure of activated carbon2

Novel Activated Carbon Spheres as solid adsorbents for Pre- and Post- combustion Carbon Capture

We're looking to develop new carbon-based adsorbent materials for pre-combustion and... read more

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