Engineering begins on ‘UK’s first’ large-scale DAC facility


Works are progressing at the UK’s largest direct air capture (DAC) facility, set to permanently remove between 500,000 and one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere annually.

Carbon Engineering and Storegga on Wednesday (June 23) announced the news, following a successful feasibility study that was completed earlier this year. Now complete, the duo has commended preliminary engineering and design (Pre-FEED) of the proposed facility.

Now at the Pre-FEED stage, works will focus on engineering design, further developing costs, and economic modelling of a DAC plant in North-East Scotland – the new home of the DAC plant.

Commenting on the milestone, Nick Cooper, CEO of Storegga, said, “We are pleased to announce the beginning of the Pre-FEED study for our proposed large-scale DAC facility in North-East Scotland.”

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