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April 2012 Biannual Meeting, UCL

This meeting started a CCS Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery (RAPID) process which will run through to Summer 2012 with the aim to help inform future UK academic research plans.

Seven break-out groups on 2 April discussed CCS research impacts and categorised listed RCUK impacts into three groups: impacts that the UK does well now, impacts that the UK should be doing, and the most important impacts which the UK has to deliveron, but isn't. Cloud diagrams were made for the three categories by compiling each of the groups’ responses.

Six break-out groups on 2 April looked at impacts from specific projects in the areas of: capture, transport, environment, social science and public perception, storage, and whole systems analysis. Two projects were selected by each group and dissected to examine:
A) positioning on a 2x2 Boston matrix with quadrants of Research, Industry, Media and Policy, and Public Perception;
B)positioning in quadrants of impact timescale of 0, 5, 10, and 20 years.
Overall, it is clear that impacts were more wide ranging that most people had initially believed. There was some variety of views in regards to impact timescales. While most researchers thought their project impacts were useful on a 0-5 year timescale, some industry participants felt that research impacts were usually valuable up to 25 years later.
Presentations and working group outputs mentioned above can be found here

  • Matthew Billson, Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, DECC - UK CCS offer one of the best anywhere in the world

  • Jacqui Williams, Research Councils UK Energy Progamme - An update on our support for CCS research
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