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ISSN 2753-7757 (Online)
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The Humber cluster emits more CO2 than any other industrial cluster in the UK

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The Viking Humber carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has the potential to become a leading UK initiative, integrating the decarbonisation of key industry sectors with advanced carbon emission handling infrastructure and transport providers. The ambitious project is focused on delivery and storage of one third of the UK target of 30mn tonnes of CO2 capture by 2030. New Energy World reports.

Led by Harbour Energy (as operator, 60% interest), with partner BP (40% non-operating share since earlier this year), the Viking CCS project is a CO2 transport and storage network located in the Humber, the UK’s most industrialised region. Viking CCS is targeting first CO2 storage as early as 2027, with a reduction of 10mn t/y of UK emissions by 2030 and up to 15mn t/y by 2035.


The project partners suggest that Viking CCS could be key to establishing a world-leading CCS industry in the UK and meeting the government’s net zero emissions targets. The partners plan for Viking CCS to equip the Humber with high-capacity, low-carbon infrastructure that will promote inward investment and attract new industries, as well as create and safeguard jobs in the area.


Cluster members include Associated British Ports (ABP), Phillips 66, renewables supplier RWE, power company VPI and West Burton Energy. The Viking CCS project is anticipated to stimulate significant benefits for the Humber region by decarbonising existing industrial assets with a new build of strategic power and environmentally sustainable plants.


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