Scotland is inviting new bids for the next carbon capture and storage (CCS) clusters after the UK government announced its £20 billion investment.
The new round of carbon capture clusters will aim to capture as much as 30 megatons of CO2 per year by the end of the decade, with Aberdeenshire already earmarked by the government for one of the projects.
In addition to carbon capture clusters, Scotland will also host hydrogen and floating offshore wind projects, as part of the UK’s transition to low-carbon energy sources and strategy to reach net-zero emissions.
Namely, the government aims to achieve 10GW of hydrogen production and generate 5GW from floating offshore wind projects by 2030.
As explained by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the UK’s geography puts it in a unique position to make the most of “carbon capture, hydrogen and floating offshore wind across the country”.
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