Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS)
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), based at the University of Edinburgh, is the largest CCS research partnership in the UK, with its partner institutes (British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow) spearheading innovative CCUS research. The SCCS Team works with academia, industry and government, delivering CCS analysis and synthesis, business development, policy research and engagement, knowledge exchange and dissemination activities to a range of projects and stakeholders.
SCCS is a key partner in a number of European projects, including the European CCUS Projects Network, ACT Acorn (completed), ALIGN-CCUS, ELEGANCY, DETECT, PreACT, STRATEGY-CCUS and LAUNCH. It has led a number of joint projects with high-profile industrial partners – such as CO2MultiStore and CO2-EOR – and has strong links with existing UK initiatives and international projects, including Teesside (UK), Otway (Australia) and Boundary Dam (Canada); it is also a founder member of the Guangdong CCUS Centre in China. SCCS (UoE) will co-lead on WP1 and will lead WP2 on dissemination and impact and will develop and implement the project’s communication and dissemination plan.
Romain Viguier has a PhD in Chemistry (University of Grenoble, 1999) and is a Prince2 certified project manager. Romain focuses on business development across the full carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) value chain. He is currently managing the H2020 project STRATEGY-CCUS and has 14 years’ experience in research, project management and commercialisation within the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food & drink and life sciences sectors. Romain will lead WP2.