BGS has a large science facility with many different laboratories covering a wide range of topics. One of the areas being carbon capture and storage (CCS), that the fluid process research laboratories (FPRL) work on.
The FPRL include several specialist and complementary research laboratories, each investigating different technical aspects of the potential future storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in geological systems.
This web tool provides a deeper insight into these experimental studies here at BGS, as we investigate the system controls such as fluid chemistry, pressure and temperature, biological presence, faults and the formations of new minerals.
For each FPR laboratory you can explore the following things:
A key aspect of our excellent science is the equipment that is able to maintain controlled conditions over months or even years, because many of the processes that we study are slow.
Many items of equipment have been specially manufactured within the BGS workshops, or physically built into the laboratories.
CCS research by the fracture physics laboratory is led by Dr Robert Cuss.
See a video overview of CCS where BGS and Nottingham University combined their research to create the The Nottingham Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.