The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has selected a consortium led by Aberdeen-based consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy to deliver a project which will identify the next phase of sites under the North Sea to store carbon dioxide (CO2).
The 12 month project is being delivered by the ETI and funded with up to £2.5m from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
It will aim to identify new sites in UK waters to store CO2 emissions from coal and gas power stations and heavy industry plants.
The project will make use of CO2 Stored – the UK’s CO2 storage atlas – which was created from the ETI’s UK Storage Appraisal Project and is now made publically available and being developed by The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey. It will progress the appraisal of selected storage sites towards readiness for Final Investment Decisions, de-risking these stores for potential future storage developers.
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