The industry regulator has dished out two carbon storage licenses, taking the total number of permits in place in the UK to six.
East Coast Cluster
BP (LON: BP) has awarded engineering contracts for the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) and East Coast Cluster (ECC) carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) projects.
The head of carbon capture developer Storegga says the UK is “sitting on an opportunity” to capitalise on its expertise and resources in deploying CCS.
Industrial clusters are critical to shifting to low carbon energy to continue operating in the UK.
With around 200 carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects now in the pipeline, the fledgling sector is set for significant growth in 2022 – but cost controls, operational success and political support will be essential to maintain pace, says Wood Mackenzie.
The COP26 climate conference is now behind us and we are left with mixed feelings about the future health of our planet. While some summarised the conference as “blah blah blah”, others talked about constructive discussions and breakthroughs.
Two groups of engineers have been selected by BP to provide competing concepts as part of the UK’s first full-scale integrated power and carbon capture project in Teesside.
The UK Government has launched the next step in its bid to deliver carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) at two industrial clusters by the mid-2020s.
I didn’t want to revisit the UK’s carbon capture debacle so soon, but the decision to demote Scotland’s Acorn project to the second division has forced my hand.
For those working across the energy industry, COP26 has been a hot topic for the last several years. Now, the conference is finally underway and, like everyone reading this, I am hopeful that it will see significant breakthroughs in the fight to tackle climate change globally.
Amid disappointment for the Scottish cluster, two other projects have been successful in their bids to become the first two carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) developments in the UK.