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New funding for carbon capture and storage

UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, whose Deputy Director is David Reiner of Cambridge Judge, gains £6.1 million in new funding for next five years.

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, whose Deputy Director for Systems and Policy is Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge Business School, has been awarded £6.1 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to continue its work for the next five years.

Dr David Reiner

The goal of the Centre’s next phase is to ensure that carbon capture and storage (CCS) “will play an effective role in reducing net CO2 emissions while securing affordable and controllable electricity supplies, low carbon heat and competitive industries for the UK,” the Centre said.

The Centre’s main activities are delivered by six institutions: the University of Cambridge, British Geological Survey, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, University of Nottingham, and University of Sheffield.

David Reiner, Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge, said: “One of the innovations of the new centre is that we will tackle technical, economic and social questions associated with bioenergy plus CCS, a negative emissions technology (NET), which the last major international climate report (IPCC 5th Assessment Report) identifies as a leading contender in meeting ambitious climate targets to keep global temperatures well below two degrees Celsius.”