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DECC announces winners for £20m carbon capture and storage competition

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced 13 winners in a £20 million competition for innovative projects to reduce the cost of carbon capture and storage.

The projects, announced on 21 November, involve 14 universities. A £103,000 grant for example goes to a university spin-out firm working with Imperial College to develop plastics based on carbon dioxide rather than oil. Engineering group Costain gets £156,000 to develop a cheaper absorber design to help carbon capture in collaboration with Edinburgh university.

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