A £2.5 million contract has been awarded to a UK energy consultancy for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
Pale Blue Dot Energy will provide a portfolio of geological carbon storage for potential use in future CCS projects.
The year-long project will deliver a portfolio of offshore geological CO2 storage sites
CCS is the process of capturing CO2 from fossil fuel stations and storing it deep underground.
The contract was awarded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and funded by DECC.
Den Gammer, ETI’s CCS Strategy Manager said: “This project will drive the appraisal and progression of five significant offshore storage sites.
“This will put the UK on track to permanently store decades of emissions from many of its major power stations and industrial emitters. This will significantly de-risk and encourage the deployment of CCS technology in the years ahead.”