EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 THURSDAY 24th JUNE 2021, LONDON – The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in the UK, welcomes the Climate Change Committee’s Progress Report to Parliament 2021.
The report highlights CCUS, Greenhouse Gas Removals and Hydrogen as critical initiatives to achieve global Net Zero emissions and recommends progress on CCUS in a number of sectors including; CCUS transport and storage, gas power stations and industry.
Luke Warren, Chief Executive of the CCSA, commented:
“The message from the Climate Change Committee is clear – we need to be moving further and faster on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS). Whilst the UK has come a long way on CCUS, in particular introducing an ambition of capturing 10 million tonnes per year by 2030 in last year’s ten point plan, this does not go far enough. Indeed today’s report concludes that this ambition is 12 Mt/CO2 behind the necessary pathway to meet net zero.
It is clear that CCUS will be a vital part of the decarbonisation pathway for many key sectors and, as the Committee has emphasised, this decade will be critical for scaling up CCUS across industry, hydrogen, power, greenhouse gas removals and energy from waste.
We now urgently need to move forward with the framework that will deliver the first CCUS clusters by 2030. The CCSA will shortly publish a report setting out the economic benefits of investing in a CCUS industry. We have modelled both the ten point plan scenario as well as the deployment levels recommended in the Sixth Carbon Budget.
We look forward to sharing our findings and showcasing the tremendous UK opportunity from delivering a net zero compliant CCUS programme.”
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CCUS, or Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, is a key low carbon solution – vital to meeting the UK’s statutory Net Zero target at least cost. CCUS enables the production of clean power, clean products (such as steel and cement) and clean hydrogen – which can then be used to decarbonise heating and transport. In addition, CCUS unlocks a key method of greenhouse gas removal, through sustainable bioenergy and CCS (BECCS) and Direct Air Capture with Storage (DACS).
The UK is fortunate to have advanced CCUS project proposals in all of the major industrial regions; including Humber, Teesside, Merseyside, Scotland and South Wales. These projects demonstrate the breadth of applications and industries for which CCUS provides a vital net zero solution.
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