New CCS plant in Yorkshire

9th December 2011


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Energy secretary Chris Huhne has officially launched a carbon capture and storage (CCS) test site in Yorkshire.

The £20 million project at the SSE’s Ferrybridge coal-fired power station will aim to capture the equivalent of up to 100 tonnes of carbon emissions a day.

“This is the first operating carbon capture plant attached to a power station at this scale in the UK,” said Huhne.

Meanwhile, SSE and Shell are to work together on a proposed CCS project at the gas-fired Peterhead power station. The project aims to design and develop a post-combustion CCS facility capable of capturing CO2 from one 385MW combined-cycle gas turbine unit at the SSE-operated power station.

It is planned that the CO2 will then be transported to Shell’s Goldeneye gas field in the North Sea using, as far as possible, existing infrastructure.

The launch of the new project came just weeks after the UK government withdrew its backing from the ScottishPower CCS demonstration project in Longanett.


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