University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Description of the entity:

The University of Nottingham's position as a world-class University is confirmed by its ranking in the global top 100 league table. We were ranked 8th in the UK for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), and are ranked in the top 1 per cent of all universities worldwide. We have 2 nobel laureates including Sir Peter Mansfield who pioneered the invention of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). We maintain leading expertise in advanced imaging techniques through the Peter Mansfield MRI Centre and the Hounsfield X-ray CT Centre. The University also has a strong record in applied geomechanics research for the mining and minerals sector. Over the last 30 years it has produced some 40 PhDs on geomechanics topics.


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

UNOTT is involved in:

  • WP1. Ensuring safe storage operations (Task 1.1 Reliable CO2 injection procedures)
  • 2 of the 4 tasks in WP2. Ensuring storage capacities and cost-effective site characterisation (Task 2.1 Quantify reliability of storage capacities estimates; Task 2.4 Technical guidelines on storage capacities estimates and costeffective site characterisation)
  • 3 of the 4 tasks in WP3. Managing leakage risks for protection of the environment and groundwater (Task 3.1 Groundwater protection: Geochemical monitoring and potential impact of leakage on potable aquifers; Task 3.3 Development of monitoring tools; Task 3.4 Integrated monitoring solution)
  • all 3 tasks of WP5. Coordination with local communities (Task 5.1 Knowledge development and integration in a societal perspective; Task 5.2 Work with the local communities; Task 5.3 Development of a Public Information Tool for CO2 storage sites)
  • 3 of the 5 tasks in WP6. International Cooperation & seeding pilots and demos in Europe (Task 6.1 International cooperation; Task 6.2 European links, liaison and knowledge exchange; Task 6.4 Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites)
  • WP7 Spreading innovation for Research integration and Best practices
  • 3 of the 4 tasks in WP8. Promoting CCS through training and education (Task 8.2 Building and providing an elearning course; Task 8.3 CCS educational programme; Task 8.4 Raising awareness by training workshops for journalists and media)
  • WP9 Management as GeoEnergy Test Bed Site Contact


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