Peel NRE announces large-scale CO2 network at Protos


Peel NRE, group company of energy firm Peel L&P, has revealed plans for its Protos carbon dioxide (CO2) network, a project that could capture 800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The company aims to develop the pipeline at Protos – an energy and resource destination near Ellesmere Port – as part of the HyNet North West plan for the North West to become a leading carbon capture hub. 

The network will initially concentrate on energy generators at Protos, with scope for expansion to capturing CO2 from the industrial corridor between Ellesmere Port and Runcorn. 

Initial targets could see the project capturing 800,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, with the potential for increasing capacity to over 1.2m tonnes. 

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