EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in
Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy
University of Nottingham

About the Centre

The main objective of the Centre is to produce research leaders to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years. 

This will be through implementing new power plant to generate electricity more efficiently using fossil energy with near zero emissions. 

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These challenges involve the successful demonstration of CO2 capture and technologies to reduce CO2 emissions more generally from coal utilisation, including iron making and smokeless fuel production.

The distinguishing features of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) are its 4 year duration, higher stipend than normal PhDs, and the requirement that most of the time (about 3 years) is spent conducting research in industry.

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Having started 60 research engineers in seven years, the Centre is firmly on course to meeting its prime objective. 

Thus, the Centre will make a major contribution to meeting the demand for research engineers that are going to be required in the UK to meet these challenges as carbon capture and storage moves to commercial deployment, coupled with vastly reduced carbon emissions in other sectors, including iron and steel.

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To ensure that the research engineers will be in great demand and part of the new breed required by employers, their training programme has been designed to ensure that the they are not only thoroughly versed in cutting edge energy research but are capable of operating in multi-disciplinary teams.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

Email: ccscfe@nottingham.ac.uk