Hanson cement works advances CCS ambitions


Cement manufacturer Hanson has seen its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire shortlisted by the UK Government as part of its Phase 2 carbon capture and storage (CCS) plans.

With funding supplied by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Phase 2 CCS Cluster Sequencing process aims to advance the adoption of carbon capture technology within UK industry. 

Having announced HyNet and East Coast Clusters as the Track 1 CCUS clusters last October, the BEIS has now selected 20 projects from both clusters to take to the next stage of the Phase 2 process. 

“We are delighted to have made the shortlist for the next phase of government funding, but there is still a way to go before we can realise our ambition for CCS at Padeswood,” commented Simon Willis, CEO, Hanson. 

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