The UK’s first
Net Zero Teesside is a Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project, based in Teesside in the North East of England. It aims to decarbonise a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030 and deliver the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster. Working in partnership with local industry and with committed, world class partners, the Project plans to capture up to 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent to the annual energy use of over 3 million UK homes.
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Our network makes
light work of emissions
CCUS describes a group of process technologies that remove carbon dioxide emissions and store them deep underground, preventing them from being released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes towards climate change, so removing carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is vital to ensuring the future of carbon-intensive British industry. The UK Government has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and, as the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has stressed, CCUS is critical to achieving this. Without it, the target poses a real challenge to the future of British industry and jobs, as CCUS is the only way to decarbonise many industries.
Teesside leading the way in UK industry again
Located in Teesside’s industrial cluster, Net Zero Teesside can play a significant role in local and national plans for regional development and in the UK’s industrial strategy for a low carbon Northern Powerhouse. During construction, the Project could enable an annual gross benefit of up to £450 million and support up to 5,500 direct jobs. The project can launch a green economy in the north east by supporting and safeguarding existing jobs, creating new jobs and driving growth in the local economy.
Together we’re delivering solutions for a sustainable low emissions future
Net Zero Teesside is a full chain CCUS project comprising of a consortium of five OGCI members – BP, ENI, Equinor, Shell and Total, with BP leading as operator. The project benefits from the technical and commercial expertise of the oil and gas within this consortium, which was formed to accelerate the development. It was identified in September 2019 as one of five global CCUS hubs for OGCI’s CCUS KickStarter initiative, aimed at unlocking and bringing forward large-scale investment in the technology.
Driving decarbonised manufacturing
We bring together the expertise of world class industry players with experience in developing CCUS facilities and the collective ability to build at the scale needed to decarbonise the UK’s economy. We are committed to working closely with the UK Government to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of deploying CCUS. This will allow growth in this sector overall and the industries that it supports. It is a critical project to help meet national climate targets.
Consulting the community
on a cleaner future for our region
We carried out our initial Stage 1 Consultation on Net Zero Teesside in Autumn 2019, when we introduced the Project to the local community. Following the Stage 1 Consultation, we progressed a number of technical and environmental assessments and studies to help develop our proposals. From the end of June through to mid-September 2020, we then consulted people on our more developed proposals (our Stage 2 Consultation).
Since the close of the Stage 2 Consultation we have reviewed the comments received and undertaken further work, which has resulted in some changes to the Project, notably the extent of the Project Site. We are currently updating and consulting key stakeholders, including landowners, on those changes. We plan to provide the local community with an update on Net Zero Teesside in January 2021 ahead of the submission of our application for development consent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy toward the end of Quarter 1/early Quarter 2 2021.