Government Provides a Springboard to UK CCUS Industry with £20 billion for Early Deployment


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Government Provides a Springboard to UK CCUS Industry with £20 billion for Early Deployment

Posted on: March 15th, 2023 by ccsaEditor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 15th March 2023, London

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in Europe, welcomes today’s Spring Budget 2023 confirmation of £20 billion funding for the UK’s CCUS programme.

The Budget confirms that this funding will kick-start early investment in CCUS “unlocking private investment and job creation across the UK, particularly on the East Coast and in the Northwest of England and North Wales, delivering up to 50,000 highly skilled jobs.”

Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive at the CCSA, said:

“We are delighted to see that the Chancellor has today confirmed £20 billion of funding for CCUS. This marks a turning point for this vital sector, delivering the much-needed certainty to investors that the UK is serious about delivering CCUS.

Today’s announcement means that two years since the launch of the programme, we can now move forward with implementing the initial CCUS clusters. Alongside this, the industry is developing a healthy pipeline of projects to deliver on the government’s net zero strategy in industrial regions all around the UK – these other regions are eagerly awaiting their turn to move forward with carbon capture and storage and will need to see the government commit to further deployment.

We look forward to seeing which projects have been chosen to move to construction, the forward timeline for selecting the next CCUS clusters that need to be operational this decade, and a swift passage of the Energy Bill through Parliament, to finalise the regulatory framework for the industry.”



Notes to Editors

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 also enables greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere through Direct Air Capture with Storage (DACS) or Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).

The CCSA is the lead European association accelerating the commercial deployment of CCUS. We work with members, governments and other organisations to ensure CCUS is developed and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to meet net zero goals and deliver sustainable growth across regions and nations.

The CCSA currently has over 100 member companies who are active in exploring and developing different applications of carbon capture, CO2 transportation by pipeline and ship, utilisation, geological storage, and other permanent storage solutions, as well as members from management, legal and financial consulting sectors.

Further background and guidance on the UK Government’s Cluster Sequencing Programme can be found here:

For media enquiries please contact Judith Shapiro on 07719 763133/

To find out more about the Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) please visit the CCSA website at



SSE Thermal “A Vision for the UK’s net zero transition

Posted on: March 13th, 2023 by ccsaEditor

CCSA Comments on Chancellor’s Announcement on Funding for CCUS in the Budget 2023

Posted on: March 11th, 2023 by ccsaEditor

In response to the Chancellor’s Announcement (copied below) on the Clean Energy Reset, Ruth Herbert, the Carbon Capture and Storage Association’s CEO states;

“The industry welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement of major investment in UK carbon capture and storage. This will maintain the international competitiveness of our industries and give the UK a clear early mover advantage in a technology that will need to be deployed around the world if we are to limit global warming in line with the Paris agreement.

We have been spending significant sums of money at risk to develop projects that are ready to deploy to meet the Government’s Net Zero Strategy ambitions. This announcement means the UK’s industrial clusters can now move forward with essential decarbonisation plans, securing the future of our heavy industries and those employed in them and attracting billions of pounds of investment into levelling up these regions. 

This will create new jobs and growth, and position the UK to export low carbon products and CCS skills and services. The UK has a strong supply chain capability across all of the technologies needed to deploy CO2 capture, transport and storage, thanks to our successful offshore industries as well as our chemical and engineering know-how.


For media enquiries please contact Olivia Powis on 07979 380294 or email

To find out more about the Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) please visit the CCSA website at

CCSA Comments on Climate Change Committee report “Delivering a reliable decarbonised power system”

Posted on: March 9th, 2023 by ccsaEditor

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 9th March 2023

The Climate Change Committee has today published a new report “Delivering a reliable decarbonised power system”.

Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive at the CCSA, said:

“Today’s report from the Climate Change Committee is clear – Carbon Capture, and Storage (CCS) will be critical to delivering a decarbonised GB electricity system by 2035, alongside 70% renewable generation.

CCS will provide flexible low-carbon generation, either through gas-fired power stations fitted with CCS or CCS-enabled hydrogen used in power generation. Furthermore, the CCC modelling clearly shows that the majority of hydrogen production between now and 2035 will be CCS-enabled. 

To achieve this we need to move much much faster – the Government’s CCUS cluster programme needs to confirm now that it will significantly ramp up the number of CCS-enabled flexible power and hydrogen projects to be commissioned this decade. We also need a clear strategy for developing and expanding at pace the critical CCS and hydrogen infrastructure that will be vital for not just the power sector, but also industrial decarbonisation.

We are delighted to see the recommendation from the CCC that Government should commit to a long-term cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy, and we look forward to working with our members to drive this forward”.

For media enquiries please contact Judith Shapiro at M: +44 (0)7719763133

MHIENG Awarded Pre-FEED Contract for Carbon Capture Plant at a Cement Production Facility in UK

Posted on: December 16th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

Uniper and Shell award contracts on the Humber H2ub project

Posted on: December 13th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

SSE | Increased CCS can decarbonise GB electricity faster on route to net zero

Posted on: December 7th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

Building more power carbon capture and storage plants (Power CCS) could significantly accelerate the UK’s plans to decarbonise the GB electricity system on route to net zero, according to new analysis commissioned by SSE.

The UK Government’s proposed emissions reductions from electricity for 2035 could be accelerated to 2030 by combining its 50GW offshore wind ambition with a significant step up in deployment of Power CCS. This would require 7-9GW (equivalent to 10-12 plants) of Power CCS compared to the current commitment of at least one Power CCS plant mid-decade, according to experts at LCP Delta.

CCSA Reaches 100 Members

Posted on: December 5th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

5 December 2022, London

The CCSA is delighted to announce its membership has reached 100 companies, as Subsea7 and GaffneyCline become the latest companies to join.

Other companies that have joined the CCSA in the last three months include MVV UK, Ingersoll Rand, MOL Group, SGN, Sumitomo and Petrostrat.

As the leading trade association working to accelerate the commercial deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, the CCSA has seen rapid growth in membership in the last few years as CCUS has become increasingly prominent as a vital tool in reducing emissions across economies. The Association’s membership has more than doubled in the past two years and new members span a wide variety of sectors and applications including;

Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive of the CCSA said:

“I am thrilled that the CCSA now has over 100 members – the highest we have ever reached since the association was established in 2005. The rapid growth in membership demonstrates how far CCUS has come in the past few years – now widely recognised as an essential component of many national decarbonisation strategies.

The CCSA is the go-to organisation for CCUS and as our membership continues to expand, so does the scale, output and ambition of our London and Brussels teams, who are working harder than ever with our members to deliver the first wave of projects this decade and facilitate the long-term roll-out of CCUS in line with net zero. We look forward to welcoming more members and seeing continued growth of the CCSA over the coming months and years.” 

John Evans, CEO of Subsea7 said:

“Subsea7 is pleased to join the CCSA and contribute to the developing global carbon capture and storage business, which aligns with our vision to deliver the offshore energy transition solutions the world needs. Subsea7 brings significant capability and experience in carbon capture project development and execution, including the pipeline engineering, fabrication and installation for the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, the Northern Lights Project, offshore Norway. As a global leader, we recognise the importance of industry collaboration in making the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas projects possible and creating sustainable value by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energies.”

Florent Rousset, Managing Director of GaffneyCline said:

GaffneyCline has been increasingly engaged in assessing a wide array of CCUS investment opportunities globally and we are excited about joining the CCSA network. We believe the successful deployment of CCUS at scale is essential to meet the World’s net zero targets and the CCSA membership from across the CO2 value chain has a crucial role to play. We look forward to engaging further with E&P operators, industrial emitters, governments, project developers, the financing communities to deliver technically sound and commercially attractive CCUS projects.”



For media enquiries please contact Judith Shapiro/ or Joe Butler-Trewin/


CCSA Blog: Looking back at the CCUS 2022 Conference, by Murillo Salvador, CCSA EU Communications and Events Officer

Posted on: November 25th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

When I arrived in London on the week of 17 October, the air was full of tension. The whole country was in a critical state. The negative consequences of both the climate and energy crises converged, and the government was on the brink of collapse. In a strangely positive way, our CCUS 2022 conference could not have been more timely.

Many of these themes – energy, climate, jobs, justice and the transition – were discussed during our conference. There were protesters, too. And it was a pleasure to witness these discussions. The panels, mixing speakers from across the continent, pointed at the clear momentum we now see in Europe for carbon capture and storage, as well as carbon removals. Enabling these discussions was but one aspect of the increasing coordination between CCSA’s Brussels and London offices, reflecting the need for Europe to tackle challenges together.

There were many speakers from the EU at the conference. Take for instance the session on strengthening cooperation for cross-border transport of CO2 (recording here). The panellists explained how policy can build confidence into the value chain, providing legal predictability for investors and generally speeding up deployment across Europe. The need to enable storage capacity was stressed by a European Commission official, with 4.6 million tonnes of CO2 that will need to be stored by key EU-funded projects between 2028-29.

I was delighted to meet so many of our members at the event, even if only briefly as I ran around backstage, fuelled by coffee, doing my small part to ensure that everything went smoothly. It feels particularly good to contribute towards making such a grand (and in-person!) event happen, after the successive lockdowns and pandemic.

This sounds like common sense: Wandering around the coffee breaks, the buffet, and the drinks reception, it was clear to me that bringing people together is extremely important. I hope that all delegates left the venue with their pockets full of business cards, and questions to follow up on and relationships to develop. This is also what the conference was all about.

There will be opportunities to meet and pick up the discussions again next year. A European conference will take place in the Spring and the annual CCUS Conference will also return in the Autumn. Our Brussels office remains open and actively engaged and we warmly welcome you to come and visit us on the 6th floor of Avenue des Arts 44.

Check out this page to read a summary of the CCUS 2022 conference, download the presentations and view photos and videos from both days.

International award win for C-Capture’s unique carbon capture technology

Posted on: November 24th, 2022 by ccsaEditor