UK carbon capture projects submitted for funding
LONDON, January 25, 2022 – SSE Thermal and Norwegian NOC Equinor have submitted two carbon capture projects in Scotland for government funding under a state competition, the UK thermal power generation company announced today.
The two companies plan to develop power stations with carbon capture technology in the Humber region and Peterhead on the Aberdeenshire coast.
The first project, Keady 3 Carbon Capture Power Station, will attach to pipelines being developed as part of the Zero Carbon Humber and East Coast Cluster initiatives, with carbon dioxide stored below the Southern North Sea.
The proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station seeks to decarbonize Scotland’s largest thermal generation asset. Carbon dioxide will be transported and stored through infrastructure built by the Acorn project.
Both projects aim to capture 3 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year, which is 10% of the UK government’s goals by 2030.
The developments fall under SSE’s £12.5-billion Net Zero Acceleration Programme.