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Explore our technology vision which reimagines the North Sea

A vision that aims to eliminate emissions from existing facilities, while also working to unlock the full potential of an integrated energy system, working in partnership with renewables and transforming the North Sea for a new and digital future.

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Floating Offshore Wind Powered Hydrogen – Case Study Review for Local Supply Chains

As part of the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Net Zero Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in 2020, we have completed a study to investigate the UK supply chain opportunity for floating offshore wind powered green hydrogen production projects.

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UKCS Offshore Electrification: A Technology Roadmap

As part of the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Net Zero Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in 2020, we have engaged with industry stakeholders to identify the key technological challenges to enable the electrification of offshore assets in the UKCS.



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Scotland's Net Zero Roadmap: Industrial Decarbonisation Technology Analysis Report

Scotland’s Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR) project is part of a Government funded challenge which boasts Innovate UK as its largest funder (No. 75206). The SNZR project aims to develop a roadmap that sets out how Scotland’s industrial clusters can move towards Net Zero by 2045, based on exploring a set of decarbonisation scenarios.

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Unlocking The UK Continental Shelf Electrification Potential for Offshore Oil and Gas Installations

Most of the oil and gas installations in the UKCS have traditionally adopted in situ power generation, which is inefficient and generates about 70% of offshore CO2 emissions. This paper introduces a pathway for electrification of these installations.


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A methodology for assessing a pipelines fitness for change of use

There is a need to establish an accepted methodology for assessing the suitability of a particular pipeline for both a change of use, and life extension

 

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One North Sea: Cross-boarder collaboration in the North Sea Energy Transition

One North Sea, founded by TNO and the Net Zero Technology Centre, is a platform that focuses on stimulating international collaboration, bringing together the ideas and initiatives of research organisations, industry, and governments

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Sustainable Decommissioning: Wind Turbine Blade Recycling - Phase 2

Produced under the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), a partnership between the Net Zero Technology Centre and ORE Catapult, with input from experts at the University of Aberdeen and funding from the UK Offshore Wind Innovation Hub.

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Sustainable Decommissioning: Wind Turbine Blade Recycling - Phase 1

Produced under the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), a partnership between the Net Zero Technology Centre and ORE Catapult, with input from experts at the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the University of Leeds.

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Reimagining a Net Zero North Sea: an integrated energy vision for 2050 

The Net Zero Technology Centre and ORE Catapult sets out direction for a UK net zero offshore energy system.

 

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Closing the Gap: Technology for a net zero North Sea

Produced by global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie for the Net Zero Technology Centre, with support from Chrysaor and the Scottish Government.

 

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Development of early, clean hydrogen production in Scotland

Explore how Scotland can become a major producer and exporter of clean hydrogen in this collaborative report from Scottish Enterprise supported by ORE Catapult, Net Zero Technology Centre, Xodus Group and Wood.

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Best practices for the introduction of new technologies: investigating the psychological dimension - Phase 2 

This report describes the findings of a pilot project conducted by Robert Gordon University and the Net Zero Technology Centre with twelve oil and gas companies operating in the UKCS.  

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