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. In partnership with local industry and with committed, world class partners, it aims to decarbonise a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030. Each year, the Project plans to capture up to 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to the annual energy use of up to 2 million homes in the UK.
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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. The Project will deliver local jobs and economic growth, supporting up to 4,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction. The Project has the potential to further regenerate and revitalise the region with new technologies and investment as companies which emit or use carbon dioxide are attracted by this new hub.
Together we’re delivering solutions for a sustainable low emissions future
Net Zero Teesside is a full chain CCUS project backed by OGCI Climate Investments and direct project support from six of the largest oil and gas companies globally: BP, ENI, Equinor, Occidental Petroleum, Shell and Total. Through OGCI’s involvement, the project benefits from the technical and commercial expertise of its 13 members. OGCI and its partners are working closely with the UK Government on a supportive policy framework to enable the UK to become a leader and exporter of CCUS technologies globally. We are also working closely with key regional stakeholders, including Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), local industry and communities.
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
OGCI held it’s initial (Stage 1) consultation on the Net Zero Teesside Project in October and November 2019. We are now considering the comments received and we will take these into account in developing our proposals further. We intend to carry out our Stage 2 consultation on the Project (on our more developed proposals) toward the end of Quarter 1 2020.