15th February 2013
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has welcomed the news that National Grid is to begin drilling as early as May for the permanent geological storage of CO2 at a site 70km off Flamborough Head in Yorkshire. The ETI has invested £2m in the project.
Andrew Green, the ETI Programme Manager for CCS, said:
"We welcome any innovation in the field of CCS, and progress on the appraisal of key CO2 storage sites is particularly important. As our modelling work has shown, CCS has the potential to play a major role in any future low carbon UK energy system. However, the industry requires innovation to make CCS economically viable. This multi million pound project represents a major step forward in the creation of a CCS industry in the UK for multiple power stations and industrial sites, to store their CO2 rather than release into the atmosphere."