BEIS announce winners of their CCUS Innovation & CCUD Programmes
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have announced recipients of ¬£26m to move the UK towards a net zero emissions nation.
The winners have been announced for the¬†the UK‚Äôs largest carbon capture project to date, removing 40,000 tonnes of¬†CO2¬†from the atmosphere each year.¬†9 companies have secured ¬£26 million of government funding, in addition to industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the UK – a crucial step towards the UK‚Äôs net zero emissions and the end of the UK‚Äôs contribution to global warming.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Chris Skidmore, has announced the winners on a visit to Tata Chemicals Europe‚Äôs plant in Winnington, Cheshire.
The full list of the winning projects are as follows:
Carbon Capture, Usage and Demonstration (CCUD)
The¬†CCUD¬†programme is designed to encourage industrial sites to capture carbon dioxide of up to 70,000 tonnes per year, which could then be used commercially in industrial applications. ¬£20 million has been made available, of which nearly ¬£5 million is being awarded today. It is intended to demonstrate how such projects can be replicated in the UK and Europe to deploy a pipeline of¬†CCU¬†projects for wide-scale deployment in the 2030s.
- Drax ‚Äì Fuel Cell Biogenic Carbon Capture Demonstration, ¬£500,000 towards a ¬£1 million project
- Origen Power ‚Äì Oxy-Fuelled Flash Calciner Project, ¬£249,000 towards a ¬£356,000 project
- Tata Chemicals Europe ‚Äì Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration,¬£4.2 million towards a ¬£17 million project
In July 2018 a ¬£15 million Call for¬†CCUS¬†innovation was announced to offer grant funding to projects which would reduce the cost or accelerate the rollout of¬†CCUS¬†in the UK and internationally. Following a review in January 2019 the amount of funding being made available was increased to ¬£24 million.
- C-Capture ‚Äì Negative¬†CO2¬†emissions from BECCS, ¬£4,915,070 towards an ¬£11.1 million project
- Pale Blue Dot Energy ‚Äì Acorn storage site, ¬£4,795,017 towards an ¬£8.1 million project
- TiGRE Technologies Limited – Integration of¬†CCUS¬†technology to a 200MW OCGT TiGRE Project located in the North Sea, ¬£163,909 towards a ¬£243,000 project
- Translational Energy Research Centre (PACT-2) – Led by University of Sheffield / Pilot-Scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT), ¬£7 million toward a ¬£21 million project
- Progressive Energy ‚Äì HyNet Industrial CCS, ¬£494,626 toward a ¬£765,500 project
- OGCI Climate Investments ‚Äì Clean Gas Project, ¬£3.8 million toward an ¬£18 million project
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