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Co- Principal Investigators
University of Southampton
University of Southampton:
Prof Stephen Turnock
Dr Wassim Dbouk
Developing a techno-economic model for optimising CO2 shipping and port infrastructure and storage; Techno-economic design for preferred CO2 transportation from industry to the geological store.
This project will optimise approaches for the movement by ships of CO2 from clusters/sources without nearby CO2 geo-storage to other UK clusters with suitable storage capacity.
We will consider the specific CO2 waste streams from different sources (with a range of purities and phases) within regions, production volumes, port capabilities and attributes, and the design of appropriate port-side CO2 transit infrastructure.
We will take a deliberately UK-centric approach investigating specific UK sources, ports and shipping routes (cf. Northern Lights, ALIGN).
We will work closely with UK regulators to design seamless enabling regulations from source to geo-storage.
The goals of this project are:
Our optimisation of CO2 shipping will include investigations of:
Techno-Economic Model will define costs and the best-case scenario for transportation of CO2, from industrial clusters delivering CO2 to ports in East and South of the UK, to the geostorages in the North Sea, Teeside area.
The model results will show ship number and size; the number of trucks for non-pipeline road transport; optimal storage capacity and road transport solution vs. pipeline.