Carbon capture and storage put on the UK’s curriculum for ‘first time’

Selby College and Drax will develop what is described as the UK’s first educational programme in CCS

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Selby College in North Yorkshire has launched what is described as the UK’s first educational programme in carbon capture and storage technologies.

Starting from next year, the new tailored training course aims to help equip the Drax workforce and other individuals and organisations with the skills needed to use and operate technologies that could potentially help businesses cut emissions.

The new education programme, which had previously secured a £272,000 grant from the Department for Education’s Strategic Development Fund, is predicted to support Drax’s plans to develop bioenergy and carbon capture and storage technology at its power station near Selby.

Bruce Heppenstall, Plant Director at Drax, said: “It’s critical businesses like Drax have access to a skilled workforce, with the knowledge and expertise to operate negative emissions technologies that will be vital in enabling the UK to reach its legally binding net zero targets.”

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