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EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

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Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:20 PM by AlexMuller

A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea is set to receive a 300m-euro boost. The European Commission has confirmed that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is in line to win the cash (equivalent to about £250m). The gas will be siphoned off from a new coal power station and stored in undersea rock formations.

 

Climate scientists believe CCS has a key role to play in reducing future CO2 emissions. Building large-scale demonstration plants that capture carbon from coal or gas and secure it in permanent storage sites has not been easy. In 2012, the European Union was unable to find a single project to fund when it attempted to spur the development of the technology.

 
Undeterred, the EU Commission again asked governments to submit written proposals on CCS and, according to officials, the UK has nominated the White Rose project.

Tags: climate changeglobal warmingCO2greenhouse gasesnatureenvironment

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-18
+1
Some technologies are of great priority and carbon capture and storage to reduce CO2 is one that has already been recognised and funded allocated - good for the UK that researchers are ready to tackle the problem Reply


 

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