24 May 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 today’s announcement of the first tranche winners of the BEIS Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 1: Summer 2020 competition.
Of the 14 projects that have today received funding, three of these related to CCUS; “Phillips 66 Ltd: Refuelling the Humber refinery” (linked to the Humber CCUS cluster), “Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd: Application of advanced cryogenic carbon capture to smaller scale and dispersed industrial site” and “Essar Oil (UK) Ltd: Stanlow refinery net zero ready furnace replacement” (linked to the HyNet CCUS project).
Today’s announcement forms part of a wider package of announcements regarding funding competitions which support CCUS and related industry including; the launch of the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), selection of 24 projects under Phase 1 of the Direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal programme, opening of the £60m Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition and launch of the £20 million CCUS Innovation 2.0 Competition: expression of interest.
Olivia Powis, Head of the UK Office CCSA, said:
“Today’s announcements are further proof that the Government is committed to delivering on its CCUS ambitions and is moving forward with projects at pace.
We are delighted to see a number of CCUS clusters represented in today’s announcements, as well as progress in a variety of CCUS applications such as hydrogen, industrial decarbonisation and greenhouse gas removal.
This year is already shaping up to be critical for CCUS deployment – with a number of key decisions expected that will ensure we can deliver at least four CCUS clusters by 2030. The CCUS industry is working closely with Government to realise this ambition which will make a significant contribution to the UK’s net zero transition.”
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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 (DAC).
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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