Carbon Capture and Storage

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th January 2022.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help support the commercialisation of Direct Air Capture technology in the UK.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

In the Net Zero Strategy, the government committed to developing markets and incentives for investment in greenhouse gas removal technologies including Direct Air Capture. The Government will consult on business models to incentivise investment in greenhouse gas removal technologies in spring 2022. This is in line with government’s ambition to deploy at least 5MtCO2 per year of engineered removals by 2030. This builds on the commitment to invest £100 million in innovation, research and development for greenhouse gas removal technologies which will support the construction of pilot plants for a range of promising technologies to help them achieve commercial realisation – including BEIS’s Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme.

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