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We don’t stand for hot air around here

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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Location

CCUS 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. Net Zero Teesside could support up to 5,500 direct jobs during construction alone, and support and safeguard between 35% and 70% of existing manufacturing jobs in the Tees Valley and help enable at least 7,000 potential jobs.

The project has the potential to regenerate and revitalise the region with new technologies and investment as companies which emit or use carbon dioxide are attracted to the hub. As a project that is pioneering CCUS technology and the way that it is applied, Net Zero Teesside will build world-leading skills and capabilities that can provide the opportunity to grow exports and create jobs.

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Commitments

We bring together the expertise of world class industry players with experience in successfully developing CCUS facilities, with the proven 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, but also ensure that future projects are less reliant on state support. It is a critical project to help meet national climate targets.

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Key Facts

£450 million

An extensive assessment of the project’s construction phase estimates an annual gross benefit of up to £450 million for the Teesside region.

>1000 Mt CO2

Teesside’s location offers access to storage sites in the southern North Sea with more than a gigaton of CO2 storage capacity.

5.6%

Teesside industries account for 5.6% of industrial emissions in the UK and the site is home to 5 of the UK’s top 25 CO2 emitters.

5,500

The project could create up to 5,500 direct jobs during construction.

10Mt CO2

The project is being developed to capture up to 10Mt of CO2 each year – the equivalent to the annual energy use of over 3 million homes.

7% Reduction

In the IEA Sustainable Development Scenario, CCUS accounts for 7% of the cumulative emissions reductions needed globally by 2040.

1st

Net Zero Teesside is uniquely positioned to become the UK’s first decarbonised industrial cluster.