UK group aims to establish carbon capture, gasification R&D hub

September 8, 2011 |

In the UK, researchers at the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) are looking to position the North East as a global center for the development of gasification and carbon capture and storage technologies capable of significantly reducing emissions from the region’s carbon-intensive heavy industries.

NIReS is currently working on several complementary research projects examining established gasification processes that can be used to convert a wide range of different feedstocks – including biomass, organic waste and coal – from a low-oxygen environment into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce synthetic fuels. One such project seeks to identify sustainable biomass feedstocks that could be gasified and converted into low-carbon biofuels.

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