On the 28th April, the CCSA hosted a webinar in association with Green Infrastructure Week 2022. This webinar focussed on ‘Delivering CCUS Infrastructure for the Net Zero Transition’.
The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will be critical to the UK’s net zero transition and levelling up agenda. CCUS plays an essential role in the decarbonisation of vital industries (such as steel, cement and refining), power and hydrogen, as well as providing a key route for greenhouse gas removals through Direct Air Capture with Storage (DACS) and Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).
The Government announced in its Net Zero Strategy an increased ambition for CCUS; to capture and store 20-30Mt CO2 per year by 2030 and 50Mt per year by 2035, to form the foundations for future investment and potential export opportunities.
Mature CO2 Transport Networks and storage infrastructure are critical for the deployment and expansion of CCUS clusters. This infrastructure can connect dispersed sources of CO2 from around the UK and internationally to UK storage sites, enabling multiple industries to share infrastructure, thereby delivering significant emissions reductions and economies of scale.
This webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from CCSA CEO Ruth Herbert on the CCSA’s CCUS Delivery Plan 2035 project – which sets out the industry view of the build-out rates for CCUS in the UK to deliver the ambition of storing 50Mt CO2 per year by 2035, whilst considering the key enabling actions that are required to facilitate this growth. The webinar will also feature presentations from David Holman, Storegga; Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean and Joanna Campbell, National Infrastructure Commission, on the importance of developing CCUS clusters, CCUS at dispersed sites and the urgent need to develop CO2 transport and storage infrastructure to ensure the roll-out of CCUS in line with Net Zero.