Energy firms estimate project could capture up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the new gas power plant each year. SSE and Equinor have today unveiled plans to jointly develop a new 900MW gas fired power station fitted with carbon capture technology in Peterhead, Scotland, which they estimate could avoid up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 generated by the facility each year. Situated at the same site as SSE’s existing gas fired power station, the new gas-fired power plant could achieve up to 15 per cent of the UK government’s target to capture 10 million tonnes of CO2 each year by 2030, according to the two companies.
Business Green 11th May 2021 read more »
Plans to capture carbon emissions from what has been called Scotland’s most polluting industrial site have been criticised by environmental campaigners. Friends of the Earth Scotland said that the ambition to make Peterhead power station greener was just delaying its “inevitable closure”. The gas-fired power station in Aberdeenshire is the last in Scotland to run on fossil fuels. SSE, the utility and infrastructure investor that owns the power station, is partnering with the energy group Equinor to explore the use of carbon capture and storage as part of a redevelopment project. Figures published last year by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency showed that the Peterhead facility emitted 1.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018. That was more than Petroineos’s Grangemouth and ExxonMobil’s Mossmorran plant.
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