CCUS supply chains: a roadmap to maximise the UK’s potential

May 07 2021

The roadmap sets out how government and industry can work together to harness the power of a strong, industrialised UK CCUS supply chain.

Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) is integral to the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution, with the Government investing up to £1 billion to support the establishment of CCUS in four industrial clusters, with an ambition to capture and store up to 10Mt of CO2 per year by 2030.

The roadmap is organised across four cross-cutting activities: supply chain mapping, capability development, skills and innovation, and finance and trade.

• Supply Chain Mapping: As part of our 2021 activity, we want to map the opportunities for, as well as the skills/capability gaps within, the UK CCUS supply chain from the anticipated domestic and global deployment of CCUS out to 2030. We want to identify those areas which are essential for achieving our net zero ambitions and where UK businesses can have an enduring, competitive edge.

• Capability Development: To ensure our UK-based companies are ready for the strategic deployment of CCUS, and are in the best possible position to compete for and win new CCUS contracts, we will develop a ‘Fit for CCUS’ programme. We aim to complete the initial phase of work by the end of 2021.

• Capability Development: As we move into the deployment phase for CCUS, we would expect potential clusters and project developers to identify supply chain opportunities, advertise them as early as possible, and begin meaningful engagement with UK CCUS supply chain companies.

• Skills and Innovation: To continue to create these companies of tomorrow, it is essential that the UK has the necessary skills and capabilities. We will work across Government and industry in 2021 to assess the skills and capabilities necessary to achieve our deployment ambitions for CCUS in the 2020s.

• Finance and Trade: Where UK-based companies (of whatever size) are competitive, it is essential that they have access to finance to build and grow. BEIS will continue to work with other government departments, particularly HMT, the Department for International Trade (DIT), the new UK Infrastructure Bank, UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the British Business Bank (BBB) to develop supply chain opportunities.

The Government intends to provide a further update on its approach to UK CCUS supply chains by the end of 2021.

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