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Government unveils CCUS project shortlist to help decarbonise industrial clusters

…will enable CCUS technology to be deployed at key industrial sites across the country. The UK is aiming to fit CCUS technology at two clusters by the mid-2020s, with deployment…

Fresh £32m in UK Government funding for innovations reducing heavy industry’s fossil fuel reliance

clusters across Europe, Asia and North America have joined its Transforming Industrial Clusters Towards Net-Zero initiative. Also supporting the initiative are Accenture and EPRI. The initiative is striving to convene…

World Economic Forum: 7 environmental take-aways from this year’s Davos conference

…the Netherlands, Texas and Ohio joined the WEF’s Transitioning Industrial Clusters towards Net Zero initiative. The aim of the initiative is to support industrial clusters in designing and delivering a…

East Coast Cluster: Teesside and Humber gear up to host CCS technologies

Under the UK’s net-zero ambition, the Government has committed to fully decarbonising at least one industrial cluster by 2040. This has spurred a race between clusters in the North West,…

At a glance: All the key announcements in the Net-Zero Strategy

…Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Support (IDHRS) scheme to fun new hydrogen and carbon capture clusters. The Strategy notes that up to £140m will be provided here, including up to…

Resiliency, decarbonisation and regeneration: What were the key climate themes at Davos 2023?

…and North America have joined its Transforming Industrial Clusters Towards Net-Zero initiative. The initiative is striving to convene 100 industrial clusters to secure commitments to net-zero by mid-century and to…

50,000 jobs by 2050: UK Government outlines plans to scale up carbon capture sector

…that aren’t located in industrial clusters. Indeed, the overarching target for CCUS to date has been for the UK to fully decarbonise at least one industrial cluster by 2040. Clusters

A substantial step forward, or huge letdown? The green economy reacts to the Net-Zero Strategy

…reduce demand on the UK’s power grid. Whilst the ambition to develop four low carbon industrial clusters by 2030 is positive, upcoming consultations will need to result in clear business…

Recapping a bumper week for UK green policy: Here’s what you need to know

…and storage (CCUS) clusters that are expected to enter operation. The Acorn Project in the Scottish Cluster was announced as a reserve. The Government is planning to mobilise £20bn in…

Daimler and BP partner on UK hydrogen refuelling network

…Growth Board has stated that the Thames Estuary currently produces more annual emissions than any of the UK’s industrial clusters. As with the UK Government, the Growth Board is opting…

Saudi business giant eyes £1bn sustainable aviation fuel plant to kickstart UK green investment drive

…by 2040. This has spurred a race between clusters in the North West, Teesside, Humberside, Grangemouth, South Wales and Southampton to become the first to do so. The Humberside and…

Report: Global carbon capture tech capacity must scale 120-fold by 2050

…next phase of its CCUS programme. The UK is aiming to fit CCUS technology at two clusters by the mid-2020s, with deployment to take place at two additional clusters by…

Egypt launches new initiative for nations to collaborate on sustainable food systems transformation

…to develop guidelines and other resources. They will also set up specific ‘clusters’ based on member interests; for example, clusters dedicated to a particular crop or region. The third and…

Five climate communications lessons we can learn from Davos 2023

…initiative launches. There were, however, plenty about existing initiatives being consolidated, streamlined or scaling up. The Transforming Industrial Clusters Towards Net-Zero initiative announced nine new members, adding to its founding…

Breakthrough Agenda: Nations covering half of global emissions make cleantech affordability push at COP27

…industrial plants or clusters operating at net-zero emissions, as well as at least 100 hydrogen valleys. Hydrogen valleys are areas where multiple hydrogen projects operate in a ‘cluster’, with production…

Accelerating the net-zero transition is essential to ‘Levelling Up’ the UK

…2028. The decarbonisation of heavy industries such as steel, chemicals and cement can also bring much needed low carbon investment, upskilling opportunities and jobs in industrial clusters like Merseyside, Teesside,…

Avantium targets net-zero operations and shoots for fossil-free chemicals sector

…plants are located in key industrial clusters that the UK Government is aiming to decarbonise. Equinor, for example, has unveiled plans to develop the world’s largest plant capable of converting…

UK oil major backs new waste-to-jet-fuel plant

…Low-carbon industrial clusters The UK Government has committed to bringing at least one net-zero industrial cluster online by 2040 and Essar’s Stanlow site is in the running to be first….

Drax unveils plans to host UK’s largest carbon capture project by 2027

…detailed how Ministers should support multiple clusters and also take a broader look at the need for ‘dispersed’ CCS sites. Other bodies, including Chatham House and the CCC, are warning…

‘Another vital step to net-zero’: Green economy reacts to the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

…action. The benefits to these regional clusters will be substantial, both in terms of the environmental impact, as well as the opportunity for jobs and increasing the global competitiveness of…