New EU project targets large-scale CCS

A new European project aimed at reducing and reusing CO2 in industrial processes has been launched. Researchers from across Europe have joined forces to address large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

A new European project aimed at reducing and reusing CO2 in industrial processes has been launched.

Researchers from across Europe have joined forces to address large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in specific industrial regions.

The ‘Accelerating low carbon industrial growth through CCUS’ (ALIGN-CCUS) project aims to enable large scale and cost-effective implementation of CCUS by 2025 in clusters of major industrial activity in five European countries.

They are Teesside and Grangemouth in the UK, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, Grenland in Norway and Oltenia in Romania.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) will lead the UK project contribution, focusing on the provision of large scale storage networks and UK case studies to reduce the cost of CCUS deployment at the Teesside and Grangemouth industrial clusters.

Professor John Ludden, Executive Director of the BGS said: “The ALIGN-CCUS project is a real opportunity to enable heavy industries to decarbonise and thereby meet the growing demands from their customers to offer greener products in the future.”