UK Energy Minister Claire Perry outlines plan for first CCS facility
28 November, 2018
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry has announced new funding for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and projects.
She announced an action plan to put the country’s first CCS facility into operation by the mid-2020s, committing £45m to its research, development and construction.
A £175,000 grant has also been approved for the Acorn project which aims to transport and store CO2 from the St. Fergus gas processing terminal.
The Minister also announced £315m would be made available to decarbonise industrial sites around the UK, making use of CCS technology.