UK Government’s 10 Point Plan sets out ambitious commitment for CCUS

Nov 18 2020

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has welcomed the plan which sets a target to capture 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030.

The plan seeks to establish four carbon capture clusters with the first of these operating from the mid-2020s.  The Government has also established bold new targets for clean hydrogen which will also be enabled by the carbon capture clusters. 

Luke Warren, Chief Executive of the CCSA, said, “This is a really ambitious and serious commitment to carbon capture and hydrogen by the Government and one we really welcome. By investing in carbon capture hubs in all the main industrial regions of the country, the Government has today sent a strong signal ahead of COP26 – that the UK is committed to delivering net zero and becoming a world leader in the key technologies that will be essential to achieve these goals."

"Establishing four carbon capture clusters will make a significant contribution to supporting our industrial regions to reduce their emissions while also creating tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs in the new, low-carbon industries of the future."                          

"This is the start of a really exciting era for the development of carbon capture in the UK and there is an incredible amount of work that is needed to enable these targets to be reached. However, the CCUS industry stands ready to work with Government to deliver these targets and ensure that the UK does become a global leader in this crucial technology."

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