Press release | 2010-03-17 | 14:10 PM

New CCS project at Ferrybridge, UK

Vattenfall participates in a CCS project with postcombustion technology at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire. The project is a collaboration with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Doosan Babcock.

The Ferrybridge CCS project has now been awarded £6.3 million by DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), the Technology Strategy Board and Northern Way.

“The Ferrybridge plant is the important step in scaling up CCS postcombustion capture technology from R&D to the commercial plants that we anticipate will follow in the years after 2020. The results will be most valuable to us collaborating at Ferrybridge, but also for the CCS development in general. The world needs CCS to tackle climate change,” says Bjarne Korshøj, Head of CCS at Vattenfall.

Yorkshire, the location of Ferrybridge, has recently been named by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband as one of the first two low carbon economic area for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

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