Environment Agency publish guidance on new CCS technologies


As the UK Government lay out plans to capture 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year by 2030, the Environment Agency have published guidance on carbon capture as part of its aim for a net zero future.

The agency’s Best Available Technique (BAT) guidance was produced in partnership with the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and other UK regulators, in addition to consulting with industry stakeholders.

The guidance relates to capturing CO2 post-combustion and it will mean that any operator wishing to capture CO2 from their combustion process in England will have to obtain an environmental permit from the Environment Agency.

Prior to being granted a permit, strict requirements that protect the environment and surrounding communities will also have to be met.

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