Carbon Capture And Storage In this assignment, you are asked to write a short report ( 2000 words )  on the current plans for the UK centres (clusters) whi

Carbon Capture And Storage In this assignment, you are asked to write a short report ( 2000 words )  on the current plans for the UK centres (clusters) which are being set up to reduce emissions. These centres include north-east Scotland (Acorn), north-east England (Net Zero Teesside, Zero Carbon Humber and Northern Endurance Partnership) and north-west England (HyNet). There is plenty of information on these sites on the internet. If you find any other relevant information, you may include this in your report. The type of information to include is listed below. 

The report should start with an introduction describing the following:

· UK and global emissions

· The locations and sources of the largest emitters?

· The emissions gap.

This should be followed by an outline of the processes involved in CCS, and in hydrogen storage.

· Location of site – onshore/offshore

· Companies involved

· The processes which will be carried out

· Any statistics you can find on the planned processes. This could include the following:

o Amount of CO2 stored

o Amount of energy used or produced

o Amount of hydrogen produced or stored

· Dates

· Funding School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society

Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaptation

D11CA

Semester 1 2021/2022

Carbon Capture and Storage

Assignment Information

Assignment

Weighting

Requirements

Submission Date

Submission location

CCA Assignment Report

30%

2000 words (with 10% margin)

Week 12
Friday 10th Dec 11.59pm

Canvas

Unit Leader

Email

Room

Telephone

Dr GE Pickup

G.Pickup@hw.ac.uk

Course Leaders

Email

Room

Telephone

Dr DA Kelly
Dr JS Porter

D.A.Kelly@hw.ac.uk

J.S.Porter@hw.ac.uk

EC G32/1 (Edinburgh)
WP 3.07 (Orkney)

0131 451 4663
01856 850605

Assignment: UK Plans for Cutting CO2 Emissions
Background
While there are currently no active large-scale projects in the UK for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) or H2 storage, there are several plans for setting up centres around the country to reduce CO2 emissions. These include:
· CCS or CCUS (Carbon Capture Usage and Storage) from power stations & industrial plants
· Hydrogen generation with CCS
· Hydrogen Storage
You will, no doubt, have heard the announcement which the Government made on the 19th October regarding the UK’s Net Zero Strategy. Two industrial clusters have been selected for the first phase for developing decarbonisation – the East Coast Cluster and the HyNet Cluster. The Scottish cluster (Acorn project) is being held in reserve.

The task
In this assignment, you are asked to write a short report on the current plans for the UK centres (clusters) which are being set up to reduce emissions. These centres include north-east Scotland (Acorn), north-east England (Net Zero Teesside, Zero Carbon Humber and Northern Endurance Partnership) and north-west England (HyNet). There is plenty of information on these sites on the internet. If you find any other relevant information, you may include this in your report. The type of information to include is listed below.
The report should start with an introduction describing the following:
· UK and global emissions
· The locations and sources of the largest emitters?
· The emissions gap.

This should be followed by an outline of the processes involved in CCS, and in hydrogen storage.
· Location of site – onshore/offshore
· Companies involved
· The processes which will be carried out
· Any statistics you can find on the planned processes. This could include the following:
· Amount of CO2 stored
· Amount of energy used or produced
· Amount of hydrogen produced or stored
· Dates
· Funding
You may not be able to find all this information for every centre.
Note that, although the Scottish cluster is being kept in reserve by the Government, it is due to be developed later, and you should not ignore it.
Your report should finish with a conclusion. In particular, from your reading for this assignment, how likely is it, in your opinion, that the UK will be able to reduce the emissions gap, and achieve net zero emissions by 2045 (Scotland) or 2050 (England)?
Remember to include a list of references. You may include figures. The report should be approximately 2000 words long. Any text within tables, figures, or captions, as well as your reference list should not be included in the word limit.
You should be able to find most of the information you require on the internet. In addition, you may search for literature using online databases such as the university Library and ScienceDirect. Proper referencing and citation is very important.

Learning Outcomes Addressed by this Assignment
This assignment addresses the following course learning outcomes and these are reflected in the assessment criteria.
· Description of processes involved in CCS
· Capture, transport, storage, and monitoring
· Report writing skills, including critical appraisal, discussion and argument.
· Information finding and appropriate referencing of cited materials.

Assessment Criteria and Feedback
The assignment is assessed using the following criteria which are weighted accordingly.

Weighting

Introduction

Background, setting the scene, clearly laying out the scope of the report.

25

Literature Review
Thoroughly researched and clearly presented description of clusters.

60

Conclusion

Discussion of capability of UK to reduce emission gap / achieve net zero

10

Presentation

Overall quality of report (style, language, structure, layout).

5

Total

100

Style and layout
Your report should be written using a standard font (Times New Roman, Ariel, or Calibri) with a font size of 12 for the text body, and 14 for the main section headers. You should use line spacing of 1.5.

Assignment Submission
The assignment must be submitted to Canvas (a link will be available to upload your file). Late hand-ins are subject to penalties as described in the student handbook.

Grade Guide

Grade A (70% +)

Excellent piece of work which is extremely thorough in most or all aspects
1. Thorough explanation of the issues and background to your topic
2. Thorough and critical literature review
3. Excellent use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence
4. High level overview of your topic
5. Very well structured and presented.

Grade B (60% – 69%)

A sound piece of work which is good in most or all aspects
1. Clear and comprehensive explanation of the issues and background to your topic
2. Comprehensive literature review
3. Good use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence
4. Good overview of your topic
5. Well-structured and presented

Grade C (50% – 59%)

Competent piece of work which addresses most or all requirements satisfactorily.
1. Reasonable explanation of the issues and background to your topic
2. Adequate literature review
3. Acceptable use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence
4. Reasonable overview of your topic
5. Structure and presentation fine

Grade D (40% -49%)

Work of a basic quality exhibiting substantial weaknesses
1. Limited explanation of the issues and background to your topic
2. Superficial literature review
3. Basic use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence
4. Low level overview of your topic
5. Basic in structure and presentation

Grade E (nominally 35% – 39%)

Work of a poor quality exhibiting fundamental weaknesses
1. Poor explanation of the issues and background to your topic
2. Insufficient literature review
3. Poor use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence
4. Inadequate overview of your topic
5. Poorly structured and presented

Fail – Not adequate to gain credits (nominally <35%) Work of extremely poor quality which is unacceptable at Honours Degree level 1. Very poor or non-existent explanation of the issues and background to your topic 2. Insufficient literature review 3. Inadequate use of case studies, research findings, figures, tables and supporting evidence 4. Very poor overview of your topic 5. Poorly structured and presented

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