What is CCS?
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Why CCS?
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CCS uses established technologies to capture, transport and store carbon dioxide emissions from large point sources, such as power stations. It also has an important role to play to ensure manufacturing industries, such as steel and cement, can continue to operate, without the associated emissions.

CCS is a key tool in tackling climate change, providing energy security, creating jobs and economic prosperity.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) states that CCS could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 19%, and that fighting climate change could cost 70% more without CCS.

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From its base in London the Carbon Capture & Storage Association brings together specialist companies in manufacturing & processing, power generation, engineering & contracting, oil, gas & minerals as well as a wide range of support services to the energy sector such as law, finance, consultancy and project management.

The Association is a model for sectoral cooperation in business development and its existence is welcomed by government.


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What is CCS?

CCS, or Carbon Capture and Storage, is a low carbon technology which captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of coal and gas for power generation, and from the manufacturing of steel, cement and other industrial facilities. The carbon dioxide is then transported by either pipeline or ship, for safe and permanent underground storage, preventing it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to anthropogenic climate change.

How will CCS help us tackle climate change?

There is an urgent need to tackle climate change and we need “all the tools in the box” to do so; we cannot tackle climate change effectively without CCS. Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including more electric cars, will mean we need more electricity; and CCS is an unavoidable option if we are to ensure that we can meet this electricity demand with an acceptable carbon footprint.

To meet our UK climate change targets, we will need to decarbonise the power sector by the 2030s, and the heavy industry sector beyond that. We cannot do this without CCS.

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8 July 2014

EU Commission Announces Award Decision for White Rose CCS Project

The EU Commission has today announced the award decision of up to 300 million Euros to Capture Power’s White Rose CCS project under the NER300 funding competition second call for proposals.

The CCSA welcomed the announcement and Luke Warren, CCSA Chief Executive, commented that "Today’s announcement of the award decision to the White Rose CCS project is great news indeed, and represents a real step forward for CCS in Europe."

View the EU Commission announcement.

View the CCSA press release.


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UK news

  • Delivering UK Energy Investment
  • Drax carbon capture pipeline plan
  • Commission’s fix on carbon mark not enough
  • £15m to kickstart new regulator
  • UK calls for major changes to EU cap and trade
  • Additional CCS public exhibitions announced
  • MPs call for stronger policies on carbon budgets
  • Drax wins court appeal
  • White Rose secures NER300 funding
  • Improved carbon capture scrubbing
  • U.K. Will Miss CO2 Target
  • Communications opportunity for CCS

International News

  • CO2 to develop aquaculture feed
  • WA Parish carbon capture project
  • Clean energy technology
  • A Win for Carbon Capture
  • How to cut risk of CCS earthquake
  • Will new carbon rule survive challenge
  • Largest post combustion CO2 capture system
  • EU is on track
  • NRG begins work on coal plant
  • Bill Shorten reboots carbon price row
  • Breakthrough Carbon Capture Results
  • Switzerland’s Biggest Insurer
  • New report highlights importance of CCS
  • Alberta’s failed experiment
  • Capturing CO2 Emissions Remains Expensive
  • UK and Australia join on CCS research
  • Carbon emissions deadline delayed
  • CCUS
  • U.S. lawmakers threat



Weekly News

For a round-up of CCS news this week, see the latest CCSA Weekly Newsletter.