Carbon Capture Demonstrator (PACT)

£13M Pilot-scale Advanced Technology (PACT) Demonstrator

The Centre for Low Carbon Futures supported the proactive development of the Carbon Capture demonstrator at Beighton, Rotherham working closely with the University of Leeds, Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian and Professor Chris Wilson at the University of Sheffield. The initial concept was to develop a consortia of UK universities with expertise in carbon capture technologies to create a national demonstrator to support the development of a UK supply chain and for industry to de-risk investments in further research and development by having access to a test rig.

The £13m Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) was supported by capital funding from the UK Government, Department of Energy and Climate Change capital grant of £3.3m, that led to additional Research Council (EPSRC) funding of £10m forming part of the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC). CLCF members were awarded funds as follows: University of Leeds (£3.8m) and the University of Sheffield ( £4m). CLCF novated contracts with the University of Sheffield following successful negotiation for capital funds. The PACT university research consortia includes the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial and Nottingham.


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. Bridging the gap between bench-scale R&D and large-scale industrial pilot trials.

For more information please contact;

Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian - Director PACT

and Kris Milkowski - PACT Business Development Manager

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