Zero Carbon Humber’s compelling support outlined in open letter to Energy and Clean Growth Minister

Drax Innovation Manager Jason Shipstone, C-Capture Chairman Tristan Fischer and Minister Kwasi Kwarteng listen to C-Capture CEO Tom White describe C-Capture’s innovative carbon capture process at the C-Capture pilot plant at Drax Power Station earlier in the year

C-Capture are delighted to offer their support to Drax and the Zero Carbon Humber partnership, in their bid for funding via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

A huge show of support for the Zero Carbon Humber bid has been outlined to Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng. An open letter has been sent by the 12-partner coalition calling for his backing of the £75 million submission, with those behind it describing the hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage network proposal as “critical to achieving Net Zero”

C-Capture is developing the world’s most energy efficient process for capturing carbon dioxide from industrial sources. C-Capture works closely alongside Drax and has had a pilot plant installed at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire since February 2019, the world’s first pilot project to demonstrate carbon negative power production. Drax have been hugely important to the development and deployment of C-Capture’s award winning technology. C-Capture currently leads a collaborative project funded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to scale up its technology, with Drax as a co-applicant. The collaboration between C-Capture and Drax demonstrates how UK companies are working together to drive forward innovation to overcome the biggest challenges the world currently faces. 

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the most effective options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet international climate change targets. When combined with bioenergy, the potential for negative emissions arises. When scaled up, bioenergy with CCS at Drax could deliver 16 million tonnes of negative emissions per year, a significant proportion of the 51 million tonnes the UK’s Committee on Climate Change says are required for the UK to become net zero by 2050. The Zero Carbon Humber bid has the potential to be transformational to the CCS industry as a whole and is essential for decarbonizing the Humber region.

C-Capture is proud of the potential its technology offers to mitigate climate change as part of the growing market for environmentally conscious power generation and industrial processes, and is proud to be working alongside Drax as it paves the way for the negative emissions the UK needs to achieve its decarbonisation goals.