Prof. Jon Gibbins, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Jon Gibbins is the Professor of Power Plant Engineering and Carbon Capture in the Institute of Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh. Jon has worked on coal and biomass gasification and combustion for over 30 years at Foster Wheeler, Imperial College and the University of Edinburgh, and on carbon capture and storage since 2002.  He is currently Director of the UK CCS Research Centre (, which is supported by Research Councils UK to lead and coordinate a program of underpinning research on all aspects of CCS in support of basic science and UK government efforts on energy and climate change.  He is involved in a number of other academic, industrial and government initiatives on CCS in the UK and overseas, including the SaskPower CCS Global Consortium Advisory Committee.

He has also participated in reports and inquiries on CCS for a range of UK Government and other organizations, and has contributed to a number of media pieces and other outreach activities on CCS. Prof. Gibbins is the co-author on a paper published in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, titled " Valuing power plant flexibility with CCS: the case of post-combustion capture retrofits". This paper discusses methods for first order screening analysis of flexible operation of power plants with CO2 capture. The link to this paper is provided here.

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