Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK: policy priorities, collaboration and long-term confidence

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess progress and next steps of the Government’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Commercialisation Programme as the UK seeks to move into Phase 2 of rollout.
Delegates will consider priority challenges for deploying CCS technology at a commercial level, including development of CCS in large industrial sectors, technology and engineering issues, and requirements for supply chain and transportation infrastructure.
Additional areas for discussion include investment priorities and the level of Government support in light of the £2.5 million funding to develop North Sea CO2 storage. There will also be assessment of EU support for projects including the future of the new “NER 400” innovation fund, announced in the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, which will succeed the NER 300 programme to provide funding for the development of innovative low-carbon technologies and environmentally safe CCS demonstration projects.
Further sessions will evaluate international CCS development and collaboration, as well as the future of this technology in the context of agreement of EU climate targets to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030, and as a wider international climate deal is sought.

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