The carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) industry is taking off in the UK. The country still maintains its position as a global leader in carbon capture deployment and delivering on the net zero ambitions.
The Carbon Capture and Storage Association – the UK trade association promoting the adoption of CCUS and other climate change solutions locally and globally, will hold a conference entitled CCUS 2021: Leading on net zero and clean growth. The conference will happen online from Tuesday 12th until Thursday 14th of October.
The CCSA 2021 event will discuss various topics relating to the UK industry including energy, hydrogen, utilization, and greenhouse gas removal. It aims to provide a complete overview of the CCUS developments in the UK and overseas and also enable networking between industry stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers. There will be parallel programs enabling participants to explore specific aspects of project delivery.
Speakers of the three-day conference will include the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, Amy Ruddock – VP of Europe for Carbon Engineering, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke – President of CCSA, Aniruddha Sharma – CEO of Carbon Clean, Beth (Hardy) Valiaho – VP Strategy & Stakeholder Relations from the International CCS Knowledge Centre and others.
Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is a significant part of the UK’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 as set by the Paris Agreement. The country is investing heavily in carbon capture technologies along with clean energy projects across the entire economy.
The UK’s officials have invested $46 million in March 2021 t accelerate the HyNet North West carbon capture and storage cluster – one of the largest in the country. It involves hydrogen production and aims to sequester 25 million tons of CO2 emissions per year by 2035 under the offshore Liverpool Bay area.
The UK’s first carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) cluster located in Teesside is also underway and targets capturing 10 million tons of carbon emissions per year. The Energy White Paper released on 18th of December 2020 intends to deploy two carbon capture clusters by the mid-2020s and further two clusters by 2030.
The conference will provide updates on the latest developments of a fast-growing sector and will aim to increase further widespread adoption ambitions for the next decades.