STEPforGGR is a research and training focused initiative consisting of world-leading institutions in the multidisciplinary and intersectoral subject areas of physics, chemistry, engineering and manufacturing. The overarching purpose is to promote a novel greenhouse gas removal technology: removal of non-CO2 greenhouse gases utilising large-scale atmospheric photocatalysis enabled by solar up-draft towers. The objective is to collaboratively evaluate the feasibility of this new but entirely untested negative emission technology and build up a foundation for climate policy debate and practical application tackling climate change at the global scale. Through comprehensive and complementary expertise and the robust network among theoreticians, experimentalists and manufacturers, STEPforGGR will identify bottle necks (rate limiting steps, work package 1 (WP1)) and provide solutions for optimization of the complex process through modelling and experiments (WPs2&3), as well as estimate the scalability (WP4) and sustainability (WP5) of the truly pioneering greenhouse gas removal technology at the climatically relevant scale. STEPforGGR will produce multiple avenues for career development, cross-sectorial experience, and academic training in a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary and intersectoral environment formed by a consortium of six world-leading research organizations and one industrial partner.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
PA34 4BG Oban Argyl