Creating renewable energy is only one part of the net zero equation – developing methods to remove excess CO₂ in our atmosphere is equally critical.
Areas of focus
- Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)
- CO₂ geological storage technology
- Subsurface carbon storage
- Soil carbon sequestration
- Impacts of global change on soil carbon capture and storage
Impact and outcomes
- Development of energy saving schemes for CO₂ capture from flue gases via vacuum swing absorption (VSA)/cryogenics method
- Successfully patented membrane/cryogenics CO₂ capture method
- Creation of CCUS Continuing Practical Development (CPD) course
- Advancement of knowledge in the area of soil carbon sequestration to contribute to the development of cost-effective and efficient sequestration methods
- Improved understanding and prediction of how soil responds to environmental and anthropogenic change to prevent further soil damage and mitigate climate change effects
Research groups and centres
Soil and Landscape Science Group (SLSG)
The SLSG conducts theoretical, methodological and applied research to improve understanding of soil processes and the drivers of soil and landscape variability at different spatial and temporal scales. Their research aims to better understand, assess and monitor soil functions, which help to deliver ecosystem services that enable life.