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Carbon Sequestration

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what technologies are used for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects sponsored by his Department. (279036)

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.