North-east should be proud of carbon capture plans, says expert

2015-04-01 09:38 by Anja Reitz

Haszeldine was speaking after Shell’s formal plans for a revolutionary carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility were unveiled in the Press and Journal yesterday.

Prof Haszeldine said: “This is a critical project for carbon capture in the UK and around the world. Peterhead would be the very first site to separate carbon dioxide at a gas power plant in the world.

“This should be a model of how to do it because Shell have been extremely cautious and careful in their analysis. If it’s successful, and I believe it should be because I’ve seen some of the best projects around the world, then it should be a model for locating future projects in the north-east and to enable the UK to build a better carbon capture and storage economy.”

Professor Haszeldine said CCS facilities, such as those proposed for Peterhead, will be central to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions over the next two decades.

He added: “There’s no doubt that this is a project of global significance. These projects become iconic beacons and the north-east should be justifiably proud.”


Source: Aberdeen Journals Ltd., Joshua Kind, 21 March 2015

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