The UKCCSRC Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) facilities are national specialist R&D facilities for combustion and carbon capture technology research, encompassing advanced fossil-fuel energy, bioenergy and carbon capture and storage/utilisation technologies for power generation and industrial applications.
PACT facilities bring together a comprehensive range of integrated pilot-scale and accompanying specialist research and analytical facilities, supported by leading academic expertise. The purpose of PACT is to support and catalyse industrial and academic R&D in order to accelerate the development and commercialisation of novel technologies for carbon capture and clean power generation. PACT facilities bridge the gap between bench-scale R&D and large-scale industrial pilot trials, enabling users to develop and demonstrate their technologies to provide the necessary commercial confidence before committing to the significant costs of large-scale trails. PACT offers a cost-effective and comprehensive research capability by consolidating state-of-the-art facilities and providing shared access to industry and academia.
PACT is a collaborative activity between the Universities of: Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial College, Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield. It forms part of the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) (www.ukccsrc.ac.uk) jointly funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Special thanks to the government of Alberta.