Last edited 21 Jul 2021

Government publishes 2021 guidance on carbon capture technologies

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[edit] Introduction

On 19 July 2021, the Environment Agency published guidance on carbon capture. Working with the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and other UK regulators (as well as consulting with industry stakeholders), the Environment Agency produced Best Available Technique (BAT) guidance for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture.

[edit] Guidance overview

The guidance supports the Government’s ambitions to achieve its carbon net zero goals as well as to capture 10Mt of carbon dioxide a year by 2030. It includes techniques for carbon capture as well as other procedural recommendations.

Operators wishing to capture carbon dioxide from their combustion processes in England will need an environmental permit from the Environment Agency. The guidance will help businesses demonstrate that they meet strict requirements that protect the environment and communities before being granted a permit.

This guidance is intended for:

It covers new plants and retrofits to existing plants.

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