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If we are to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to
Net Zero by 2050 we need a solution that works
for the whole country. A solution that is
cost-effective, can be done quickly that’s fair to
the people who depend on those industries for
work and the products they make.
Largest UK industrial
* (based on 2017 EU-ETS data)
NECCUS supports many
across Scotland. The first is
being led by
Pale Blue Dot
and is based at St
Fergus gas terminal on the
North East coast of Scotland.
Phase one of the work there
will see the installation of a
carbon capture plant at the
site to remove some 340,000
tonnes of carbon currently
emitted from the terminal.
This can be operational by the
end of 2024.
Phase two will focus on
converting some of the North Sea
natural gas that comes ashore at St
Fergus into clean hydrogen.
By the middle of
the 2020s, as the
CCS and hydrogen
expand, the focus
will move six miles
south to Peterhead, a
port that has long been
home to the ships and
supply vessels that
service the North Sea oil
and gas industry. With
more than 3km of deep
water berthing space, it is a
perfect location for a hydrogen
and carbon transportation hub
too. With easy access to the
North Sea carbon storage site via
infrastructure that’s, for the most
part, already in place.
The next few years will see the
project expanding to take
captured carbon from other emitters
across Scotland and transported over
longer distances. Both carbon capture
and hydrogen as a fuel source will become
Industries will also be able to scale-up the way
is utilised in manufacturing processes of
products for packaging, construction, food and drink.
The UK 2030+
And by 2030 we can be storing carbon
that’s captured from across the UK and
Europe. Transported by ship to Peterhead
Port and connected by a pipeline network
that for the most part is already in place
and stored safely and permanently for
hundreds of years.
That’s cleaner industry, jobs safeguarded
and the UK well on the way to meeting
the ambitious targets it has set itself.