C-Capture response to Commons Science & Technology Committee report: Technologies & Clean Growth

C-Capture welcomes the Commons Science & Technology Committee report on Technologies and Clean Growth, and in particular their recommendation for clear action on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). If the UK is to meet its target of net zero by 2050, the relevant government policies and incentives must be in place to accelerate the deployment of CCUS on a scale to capture sufficiently large volumes of CO2 from point sources such as power stations and industrial facilities. The sharing of costs between government and industry and the identification of milestones, along with an expectation on the timeframe of delivery, are all important aspects which need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, and we look forward to the discussions about how this is best achieved.

C-Capture’s founder, Professor Chris Rayner, said: “The recognition of the need for negative emissions technologies, such as bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS), is especially welcome given our recent £5M scale-up project with Drax Group that is being funded by BEIS. Given the likely requirement for active removal of 150 million tonnes CO2 per annum by 2050 to achieve net-zero, there are few viable methods that have the potential to have an impact on that kind of scale at reasonable cost.”

“C-Capture are proud to be working alongside BEIS, Drax Group, IP Group and BP to develop our technology to make an important contribution to the decarbonisation of the UK economy. It is only with the appropriate regulations, policy and government support that industry and government will be able to come together to solve the challenges presented by climate change.”