Building UK industrial CCS infrastructure – NIC response
13th March 2017
Sandbag’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence on technology.
Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an emerging technology for reducing emissions which will be essential for infrastructure productivity, and therefore fits the call for evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission. Deep emissions reductions are a critical element of any assessment of infrastructure development over a 10-30-year time horizon, within which time the UK Climate Change Act legally binds the government to reduce emissions by at least 80% compared to 1990 levels.
Sandbag’s Vision for 2025:
• The UK’s first Carbon Capture and Storage infrastructure hub is producing zero-carbon cement, steel, and other conventionally high-emitting industrial products, with technology that is cost-competitive with offshore wind and nuclear.
• Decomissioned North Sea oil and gas infrastructure is repurposed for carbon storage.
• Low-carbon hydrogen is decarbonising the heat and transport networks