To facilitate the decarbonisation of industry, including the power sector, the Government aims to have two CCUS clusters operational by the mid-2020s and a further two operational CCUS clusters by 2030. The intention is to construct CO2 transport and storage networks that will transport the emissions captured from nearby CCGTs and industrial sites for onward utilisation wherever possible or, where not, for transportation to safe, long-term storage in offshore depleted gas fields and saline aquifers. In addition to CCGTs and other power stations, CCUS is intended to support the decarbonisation of industrial processes such as cement, chemical, glass and steel production.
The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is in the process of awarding contracts to CO2 Transport and Storage companies (T&SCo) and owners of energy and industrial sites to install carbon capture technology. Each T&SCo will be responsible for the consenting, construction and operation of their CO2 networks. The contract award competition is known as the cluster sequencing process.