BOC joins Alstom and Drax on CCS project

Specialist gas producer BOC has joined Alstom and Drax as a co-developer on a 426MW oxy-fired carbon capture and storage project. The project will link into the Humber Cluster CO2 […]

By Tom Gibson

Specialist gas producer BOC has joined Alstom and Drax as a co-developer on a 426MW oxy-fired carbon capture and storage project.

The project will link into the Humber Cluster CO2 transport and off-shore storage network currently under development by National Grid.

Peter Emery, Drax’s Production Director said: “We are confident that the combination of major industrial players now assembled has what’s needed to take CCS from pilot scale to full-scale operation, in what promises to be a flagship project for the UK, Europe and beyond.”

The project may receive funding from the EU following the submission of the project by the UK DECC Office of Carbon Capture and Storage in May 2011 and the group also hopes to apply for the next CCS demonstration round.