The first carbon capture and storage demonstration competition project at commercial scale will involve post-combustion capture of CO2 from a coal-fired power station with offshore storage. Project selection for further commercial scale demonstrations will be against a number of criteria and these are set out in our consultation, “A Framework for the Development for Clean Coal”, published on 17 June 2009. The Government would look to demonstrate a range of CCS technologies.
The Government also supports component and pilot scale demonstration through the Environmental Transformation Fund, Carbon Abatement Technologies demonstration programme. To date one project that will demonstrate a 40 MW Oxy-fuel combustion system has received support.