Over £4m pledged to CCS research


Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) has welcomed the joint announcement by UK and Scottish governments, to provide £4.2m research evaluation support for the Caledonia Clean Energy Project.

If constructed, this would be one of the cleanest fossil fuel power plants in the world.

The government funds are not to start construction of the plant, but to make further research on engineering investigations and regulatory requirements. This is important because it puts this pioneering project at the forefront when building a new generation of very low emission fossil fuel power plants in the UK.

The power plant developer is Summit Power of Seattle, which plans to construct a new electricity generation power plant close to the Grangemouth petrochemical complex in central Scotland. This can take advantage of the existing industrial infrastructure, the electricity supply connections, and the pipelines to export carbon dioxide emissions to safe and secure storage.

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