National Grid sets date for UK drilling test programme

2013-02-18 10:01 by Anja Reitz

The drilling will be the first ever offshore test of carbon dioxide storage potential in the UK and will start as early as May this year.

The saline aquifer site which is about 1km below the sea bed will initially support carbon capture and storage projects in the Yorkshire and Humber region – currently the area of the UK that produces most CO2.

"The appraisal drilling is the culmination of a three year work programme which has been largely funded by the EU and National Grid," said Jim Ward, Head of CCS at National Grid. "Our work to date has confirmed that the site is very large and capable of storing carbon dioxide from both power generation and industrial sources, including the Don Valley Power Project and the White Rose Project."


Source: Storage, Feb  17  2013 (Carbon Capture Journal)

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