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Chris Huhne opens UK’s first Carbon Capture plant in Yorkshire today

UK carbon capture and storage technology took a major step forward as Energy Secretary Chris Huhne launched a flagship test programme in Yorkshire today. The project – worth more than £20million - is a partnership between industry partners Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall and is supported by DECC, the Technology Strategy Board and Northern Way. Innovative new technology will capture the equivalent of up 100 tonnes of carbon emissions a day from SSE’s Ferrybridge coal-fired power station. Launching the CCPilot 100+ project, Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “This flagship test programme at Ferrybridge represents an important milestone in the UK’s plans to develop CCS and provides a critical bridge to meeting our long term aim of cost competitive CCS deployment by the 2020s. “This is the first operating...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_103/pn11_...

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