UK drives towards net zero target with first CCUS clusters announced ahead of COP26


Following the Government’s Cluster Sequencing competition, two successful carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) clusters have been announced with a third selected as a reserve cluster.

The East Coast Cluster – which aims to remove up to 50% of the UK’s industrial cluster carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – proved to be successful in its bid. The cluster is a collaboration between Zero Carbon Humber, Net Zero Teesside and Northern Endurance Partnership.

The second cluster that will be ‘taken forward’ by the Government is HyNet North West, a project which aims to deliver low carbon hydrogen and CCUS in the North West of England and North Wales.

Not able to gain full direct Government support, the Scottish Cluster – focusing on the Acorn CCS project in North East Scotland – was announced as a reserve cluster.

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