Cooling Towers

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Carbon Capture

Continuing Professional Development

Part time
2 days

About the course 

The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.  This can only be achieved by decarbonising existing industry effectively.  Zero Carbon Humber and Humber Zero are projects to reduce carbon emissions and create a low carbon future for the Humber’s industry.  Zero Carbon Humber uses a combination of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology and hydrogen production within an existing industrial cluster to decarbonise the wider Humber. 

The University of Hull is committed to supporting decarbonisation of the Humber and this course will provide businesses with a foundational understanding of CCUS, including why CCUS is essential to minimising climate change through net zero carbon emissions.   Drawing on worldwide and regional examples, the course will provide learners with the insight they need to understand the key concepts around the technology, ensuring that their business remains relevant against the evolving transition to cleaner industries.

Participation in the Carbon Capture course will enable businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the green agenda. Course participants will be ideally placed to network and build relationships with like-minded businesses to strengthen the commercial position of their organisations to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

If you'd like to find out more about our Carbon Capture course, please email

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Assessment information

There will be no formal assessment with this course. The course will contain numerous interactive elements, including discussions, games and group exercises that will help the participants to self-assess their knowledge in the peer group.

Attendance requirements

The Carbon Capture course requires two days attendance. Participants attending the full course will receive a certificate from the University of Hull.


What you'll study 

We will start on Day One by looking at industrial contributions to CO2 emissions and the need for a portfolio of technologies to address the decarbonisation challenge, in line with the UK Ten Point plan for a green industrial revolution. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) will play a key role in the much-needed transformations, since, for some industries, CCUS is one of the most cost-effective solutions for large-scale emission reductions. The course will explore advances in carbon capture technologies, requirements for carbon dioxide transport and storage as well as options for CO2 utilisation.

On Day Two, technical, market, societal and policy impacts of the implementation of CCUS will be explored, including the latest proposed commercial frameworks for business models in the UK. The course will also provide some perspectives on emerging technologies for carbon capture. The course will close with an examination of CCUS initiatives, with particular emphasis on regional industrial clusters. Participants will examine through discussions the need for actions and identify opportunities for businesses to influence the transition to clean products and processes.

Day One

Carbon capture, CO2 utilisation and storage (CCUS) 

In the morning, we'll be covering:

  • Climate change and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
  • The global and national need to decarbonise
  • The potential of CCUS to contribute
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): capture technologies, target industries (including blue hydrogen

We will follow up in the afternoon by discussing:

  • CO2 transport and storage
  • CO2 utilisation (e.g. EOR, bio-refineries)

Day Two

CCUS initiatives, policy and economics

The morning will cover:

  • Challenges, opportunities and barriers: technical, market, social, policy
  • Business models and economics

While we conclude the course in the afternoon by looking at:

  • Emerging technologies and current research
  • CCUS projects in the UK and Humber region



You will be taught by experts in Carbon Capture from around the University.  

You'll have access to training staff throughout, and there will be opportunities for feedback and additional support, tailored to your interests and needs.

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Fees and funding

Entry requirements 

There are no specific entry requirements. The course will equip businesses with the skills and insight they need to adapt to the emerging challenges and opportunities of the green agenda and issues around sustainability.

Participants in these discounted courses will be required to participate in a brief confidential feedback interview or questionnaire. Although we believe that the content of the course is extremely relevant, practical and appropriate, the feedback will assist us to identify areas for further refinement.

How to apply

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