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CCS receives £ 20 million "smart reboot» | the environment



Britain wants to build its first project to capture and store carbon emissions from the industry over the next decade as part of restart pressing ministers to support the technology.

The Government of the evil grip of 1 billion pounds sterling, and carbon storage competition (CCS) in 2015, the then Chancellor George Osborne said it was too expensive. Previously, efforts have also collapsed.

But on Wednesday the Minister of Energy Claire Perry will signal a renewed interest in government technology, including plans to convert the fossil fuel infrastructure, such as the reuse of old gas pipelines for the transportation of coal.

New £ 20m far dedicated fund will contribute to the creation of carbon capture equipment for industrial & # 39; sites that came on top of an existing £ 100m far pot. Hope for a pilot plant in the mid-2020s, followed by full-scale in 2030-ies.

Previously it focused on the collection and storage of emissions from coal and gas power plants, but the growth of renewable energy has made this goal less acute.

This time the priority on carbon capture produced heavy industries such as chemicals and refineries with carbon, and then either stored or sold for use in other industrial processes.

Stuart Haszeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage at the University of Edinburgh, welcomed what he called a "smart reset" that would put "rocket boosters" under test.

Going beyond just capturing carbon from power plants will help, he said. "It is much more likely, [to succeed] than previous attempts because capture CO2 spread through many different types of industries. "

But he warned that companies want assurances, being burned by the previous government schemes that have seen companies write off investments worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

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Carbon capture, use and storage (central unit) are considered by experts as a vital technology to address climate change and to reduce emissions in an inaccessible treat polluting industries.

Fatih Birol, chief executive of the International Energy Agency, said: "Without a central unit as part of the solution, achieving our international goals on climate is almost impossible."

Economist speaks with Perry at the summit of the central unit in Edinburgh on Wednesday, joined by business leaders, including the chief executive of BP, Bob Dudley.

While striving to be installed in the central block of the mid 2020's a new year, the industry will have to wait until next year before officials to publish a plan of action to get the plant built.

The Government stated that he had received interest from the industrial centers in Scotland, South Wales, Humberside, Merseyside and the Tees.

One of the projects on carbon sequestration in a gas terminal north of Aberdeen will enjoy immediate £ 175,000 of public investment, which will meet the Scottish Government – and the European Commission provide funding too.

Drax Group, operates the largest power plant in the UK, has recently begun work on the court in the £ 400,000 for carbon capture from one of its units of biomass.

The company has not yet confirmed who will buy coal, but said it was in talks with the drinks industry, which has suffered from a lack of carbon dioxide in the beginning of this year.


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