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ETI welcomes DECC’s ‘Next Steps in CCS: Policy Scoping Document’ (ETI news)

7th August 2014

Andrew Green, the ETI Programme Manager for CCS, responding to DECC’s ‘Next Steps in CCS:Policy Scoping Document’ published today, said:

“We have long argued the importance of CCS to address long term emissions reductions and provide a potentially strong economic prize to the UK. Without a national CCS infrastructure the cost of reaching UK Climate Change targets will double from a minimum of around £30bn per year in 2050 – the equivalent of an additional 2p per kWh on all UK energy use in 2050. The publication of today’s policy scoping document by DECC is another signpost to the work needed to turn this potential into a reality and a real benefit to the UK. The UK is a world leader in implementing CCS at scale.  Our own work has shown that the UK is potentially well served in terms of carbon dioxide storage capacity and that an infrastructure to transport and store it is practical and affordable. Work is ongoing to improve capture technology and develop technologies to provide assurance that carbon dioxide is safely and securely stored.  With DECC’s Commercialisation Programme now underway, we recognise that the focus needs to be firmly on enabling the next phase of CCS projects and the required transport and storage infrastructure, on route towards a sustainable, affordable and secure energy system in the coming decades. We welcome DECC’s leadership to create a policy framework and financial support for this fledgling industry: this scoping document reflects both the complexity of developing an all-encompassing policy framework and DECC’s commitment to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to make CCS a compelling economic case for the UK to implement.  We look forward to contributing to the consultation and engaging with the CCS community to play our part”

To view a copy of the document please click here.

Read more on the ETI website.



2 people have had something to say so far

Hi Viola,

This is the ETI programme manager: "We look forward to contributing to the consultation and engaging with the CCS community to play our part”. What part are these people going tp play? Rather what part have they played over the last 20 years?
I have dealt ETI many years ago, I wanted to see if a distribution transformer typically 1 MW with up to 20 kW of waste heat, ould be used to heat a couple of buildings. Seemed like a good idea bearing in mind there's a 5% loss of energy from power stations mainly in transformers and cables, say 2 GW in the UK. They didn't want to test the idea

This CCS idea has been going for since 2000 and I don't detect much positive feedback so far. The Ferrybridge Carbon Capture Pilot (CCPilot100+) was launched on 30 November 2011 as a collaborative project between government and industry and there's no news even that everything is on target. It does mention that a 600MW power plant has it's output reduced to 475MW as around 25% of the energy is needed to heat, compress and transport the carbon dioxide. So the UK would drop its 40GW down to 30GW if this was applied everywhere, and we already have a shortage of capacity.

There's a serious shortage of long term planning by experienced practical skilled engineers. Big problem is that most managers take these positions because they can't make it in the real engineering world. They can use terms like future proof but I'm not sure who composed the script.
Posted on 26/09/14 19:21.
Well as far as I can see:
Peterhead CCS with Conoco, Philips Petroleum and SSE is abandoned.
Longannet in Fife was abandoned in 2011.
Ferrybridge CCS with Doosan of South Korea, Vattenfall of Sweden and the UK Technology Strategy Board has been going on since Nov 2008 and all quiet at the moment with no press releases, It's not in fact a CCS, it's trying to get the sequestration by disolving the 100 tons of CO2 per day, about 50 MW from 2000 MW, in amine, then releasing it again up the chimney The storage is to come later after the success of the sequestration.
Now we have the "The White Rose CCS Project is in Yorkshire, England. This project involves capturing around 90% of the carbon dioxide from a new super-efficient coal-fired power station at the Drax site in North Yorkshire, before transporting offshore and storing it in a saline rock formation beneath the North Sea. The project developers are Capture Power Ltd. (a consortium of Alstom, Drax Power and BOC) and National Grid"
In addition there is a new Peterhead project so on we go.

No one can say we are not trying, thank God for taxpayers.
Posted on 16/10/14 19:33.

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