At least two CCS (carbon capture storage) plants should be up and running by the mid-2020s, the government has been told by the force that it established to spur the development of the technology. The CCS taskforce’s report for the government, which is published today (19 July), recommends that the plants should be developed as part of two new clusters that would also include facilities to store the carbon dioxide captured during the process. The taskforce, which was set up following the publication of the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) in the autumn last year, concludes that the UK is “uniquely placed” to grasp the opportunities presented by carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS). The report by the taskforce, which was chaired by law firm Linklaters energy and infrastructure partner Charlotte Morgan, will feed into the CCS deployment pathway that the government has committed to publish by the end of 2018. It recommends that CCS plants should be established in clusters to maximise potential cost reductions from economies of scale. It says the government should be storing approximately 10 megatonnes of CO2 each year by 2030 to be on track to meet its long-term carbon reduction goals.
Edie 19th July 2018 read more »
A UK Government taskforce has highlighted Peterhead as a key region to deploy Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, less than three years after Westminster cut a £1billion fund to develop it.
Energy Voice 20th July 2018 read more »
A government-backed Taskforce appointed to analyse the best ways to bring down the cost of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) technology has urged the government to act now to ensure the approach can be deployed at scale in the most cost effective manner.
Business Green 19th July 2018 read more »