“More than enough” CO2 storage capacity in UK to meet 2050 CCS needs, says report


There is “more than enough” carbon dioxide (CO2) storage capacity to meet the UK’s storage needs to 2050, according to a new report released by The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

The publication, titled ‘Taking stock of UK CO2,’ confirms there is no shortage of potential storage sites, either fully or partially appraised.

It also urges carbon capture and storage (CCS) development to “start small and build fast.”

The report is based on lessons learnt since the Government cancelled its two CCS demonstration projects at the end of 2015 and insists that the country has sufficient storage sites to meet needs out to 2050.

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