UK set to be world leader in greenhouse gas removals with DAC award win


A £249,000 grant has been awarded to Storegga’s Dreamcatcher Project under the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) programme.

The grant, provided under the Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal Technology Innovation Programme Award, will be used to help with developing a project in Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly out of the atmosphere.

The Dreamcatcher Project is a partnership between Storegga and leading Canadian DAC provider, Carbon Engineering, and together they hope to deploy the UK’s first large-scale DAC with Storage (DACS) facility.

The facility will capture between 500,000 and one million tonnes of atmospheric CO2 each year. Utilising offshore geological storage, the captured gas will then be safely and permanently stored deep below the seabed.

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