Clean technology offers hope for Teesside transformation. Region prepares to test first large-scale carbon capture and storage project. Teesside in north-east England, home to one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of energy-intensive chemical and industrial sites, may look like an unlikely pioneer of clean technology. Alongside its swaths of heavy industry, the area — once a thriving centre of iron and steel production — is grappling with the decline of traditional sectors and has spent several decades on massive regeneration projects to transform derelict sites and tackle high unemployment and deprivation. Now, faced with the need to limit the emissions that have been a byproduct of its economy for generations, new technologies are offering a lifeline as Teesside prepares to test the UK’s first large-scale carbon capture utilisation and storage project.
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