‘Industrial decarbonisation’: 20 hydrogen and CCS projects make shortlist for public funding

Twenty carbon capture and storage (CCS) and low-carbon hydrogen production projects planned in industrial heartlands across England and North Wales have made the shortlist for public funding through the government’s industrial decarbonisation scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced today. Hydrogen production plants planned by BP, Equinor, and Kellas Midstream in … Read more

Collaboration, risk sharing, and common standards: What are the key accelerators of industrial decarbonisation?

A new report from WEF and Accenture sets out recommendations for how financiers, businesses, and government can work together to decarbonise some of the world’s most hard-to-abate sectors Decarbonising heavy industry is going to require collaboration on an impressive scale between companies that have historically been in fierce competition with one another. That is one … Read more

Port Talbot steelworks calls for decarbonisation package to help it avoid risk of closure

Tata Group has threatened to shut down operations at the Port Talbot plant, one of the UK’s two large steelwork facilities, if the government does not provide it with up to £1.5bn of financial support to help future-proof the plant by switching to lower carbon production techniques. The steelmaker is reportedly considering replacing its blast … Read more

UK’s largest carbon capture plant opens in Cheshire

Emissions produced by a power plant in England’s North West and now being captured for reuse in the industrial manufacture of sodium bicarbonate, after Tata Chemicals announced this morning that it had opened the UK’s largest carbon capture and usage facility to date at a site in Northwich, Cheshire. The chemicals giant said the demonstration … Read more

First Movers Coalition targets aluminium and carbon removal as it swells to 50 firms

Microsoft, Salesforce and Google owner Alphabet have pledged to collectively invest $500m in carbon removal technology by 2030, as a flurry of announcements aimed at scaling decarbonisation solutions for emissions-intensive industries were made at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos yesterday. The fresh commitments came under the umbrella of the First Movers Coalition, a … Read more