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Scottish firm bids for carbon capture and storage funds

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has submitted proposals to develop carbon capture and storage at a gas-fired power station in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Proposals have been submitted under the European Union’s NER300 together with Shell and Petrofac subsidiary CO2 DeepStore.

The proposed project will design and develop a full chain, post-combustion CCS facility which will be capable of capturing the CO2 from one 385 MW combined cycle gas turbine unit at Peterhead Power Station.

Current plans are that the CO2 will then be transported via an existing underground pipeline to St Fergus for further compression and then transported via an undersea pipeline to an existing gas reservoir in the North Sea operated by Shell that will have ceased production.

The project is sized to be able to participate in both the EU’s NER300 and Department of Energy and Climate Change funding programmes which are aimed at stimulating and encouraging investment in CCS.

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