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Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 3752, tabled on 17 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on providing clarity and certainty on the Phase-2 carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) sequencing timeline for the (a) Scottish and (b) other clusters to support the UK’s ambition to deliver its target of four CCUS clusters within the 2030s.

Answered on

25 May 2022

The Government remains committed to supporting four CCUS clusters to deployment by 2030. On 1 November 2021 the Government published a Track-2 update which highlights the increased ambition of capturing and storing 20-30 Mtpa by 2030, including 10 Mtpa assigned for Track-2 clusters:

The Government regularly engages with the Acorn Cluster in their position as Track-1 reserve cluster, and will continue to engage with industry and other clusters during the development of the Track-2 process.