Government awards £54m to carbon removal tech projects

The funding aims to help develop new greenhouse gas removal industry in the UK

Big Zero Report 2022

Some of the most promising UK tech projects that suck carbon out of the air have been awarded more than £54 million in government support.

The new funding will help projects further develop their greenhouse gas removal technologies.

These include a machine that can pull carbon dioxide out of the air, a plant to convert household waste into hydrogen for use in the transport industry and a system developed by the University of Exeter that will remove carbon dioxide from seawater.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Hands said: “This £54 million government investment announced today will help establish a greenhouse gas removal industry in the UK, which could be worth billions to our economy, bringing in private investment and supporting the creation of new green jobs.”

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