UK and Canada sign deal on CCS research

An agreement to work together on research and knowledge sharing for carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been signed between the UK and Canada. CCS is considered a vital technology […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

An agreement to work together on research and knowledge sharing for carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been signed between the UK and Canada.

CCS is considered a vital technology which could allow the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon emission from coal and gas power stations if developed at scale.

The agreement builds on the work both nations already undertake in increasing the use of low carbon technologies.

The UK currently has two commercial scale CCS projects in development – Peterhead in Scotland and White Rose in Yorkshire.

Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Carbon capture and storage could help us tackle climate change. I welcome the fact that the UK and Canada will be working together to advance the technology.”