EEMS Map

Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System (EEMS)

The following blog post is a shortened and slightly amended version of a chapter which I wrote for my PhD thesis. To read the original text in situ, you can access my thesis using this link: Kit Carruthers PhD thesis (2016) (PDF 28.3 MB) “Metal mobility in sandstones and the potential environmental impacts of offshore geological CO2 storage”…

North Berwick

Some relevant recent news

There has been an unfortunate lack of activity on this blog recently. I’ve been kept busy with various things, not least preparing for my PhD Viva tomorrow (the defence of my thesis). Fingers crossed that it goes well, and that the next time I write a post it will be as ‘Doctor’ Carruthers. In the…

1,557 days later…

There has been little activity on this blog for most of this year. The reason? I’ve been busy writing my PhD thesis! And now, finally, I have submitted it. Well, it was submitted a couple of weeks ago now; December 16th 2015 to be precise. That was 1,557 ± 7 days since I started my doctorate…

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GHGT-12 Conference Paper

I’ve been a little busy in the past few months with PhD thesis writing, hence the paucity of blog posting since the start of the year. However, I’ve just submitted an extremely large draft chapter to my supervisors and am taking a temporary break from writing to regain some sanity(!) This post is a really…

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Environmental impacts of CO2-EOR: a joint industry report

Last year I researched and wrote a report titled “Environmental Impacts of CO2-EOR (The Offshore Context)” for a Scottish Joint Industry Project (JIP). The report has finally been published, so I thought I would provide an online summary of the key findings. The report was commissioned and funded by the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage…

Has the failure of CCS at Longannet returned to haunt us?

Today BBC News is reporting that Longannet power station in Fife (Scotland) is among the top 30 CO2 emitters in Europe, in terms of millions of tonnes of CO2 emitted per annum from coal-fired power generation. This comes from a report apparently produced jointly by the WWF, CAN Europe, the European Envionmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance and…

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1st North Sea Young CCS Researchers Conference, Rotterdam

A few weeks back, a bunch of early career researchers (ECR’s) from the UK, Netherlands and Norway met in Rotterdam to look at the latest developments in carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the Netherlands, and to negotiate a statement of intent called The First Declaration of Amsterdam. I wrote up the following text afterwards,…