Scots university rolls out first free carbon capture certificate course

Edinburgh University –  one of founding partners of the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage research consortium –  has developed the world’s first open online course exploring the technology that can provide a long-term solution to protecting our atmosphere from an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The free five-week course will explain carbon capture and storage technology in the context of climate change, global energy and economics, our use of fossil fuels and global climate policy.

The course, which begins in March, is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in learning how technology can help us rein in the worst impacts of climate change in a world of increasing population and energy needs. 

The course will be taught by leading academics at the university and, on completion, there is the option to gain a Verified Certificate. 

For more information: www.sccs.org.uk

Meanwhile, Brad Page has been appointed by the Brit-Govt as a member of the UK Carbon Capture, Use & Storage council. He is chief executive of the Australian-based Global CCS Institute.

The UK Clean Growth Strategy sets out a plan for how the Britain can meet legally binding targets to reduce carbon emissions by 57 per cent from 1990 levels by 2032. It identifies CCUS as a vital area of strategic importance, highlighting its potential to support decarbonisation and maximise opportunities across the whole UK economy.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and CCUS is now commercially successful across 17 large-scale global facilities with a raft of other facilities in development.

2 Feb 2018

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