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Prof Stuart Haszeldine


Prof Stuart Haszeldine joined ECCI as Co-Director in January 2024. A geologist and environmental scientist at the University of Edinburgh with 45 years' experience working with subsurface information from hydrocarbon extraction to waste disposal, Stuart is the worlds first Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage.

Stuart is also Director of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage - the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) research group in the UK, and one of the key driving forces behind establishing CCS as a new industry in the UK, EU and worldwide.

Stuart has over 35 years research experience in energy and environment; innovating new approaches to oil and gas extraction, radioactive waste disposal, carbon capture and storage, and biochar in soils. Stuart provides advice to both UK and Scottish governments.

He was elected FRSE in 2002, awarded the Geological Society William Smith Medal in 2011 and in 2012 was appointed OBE for services to climate change technologies.