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UK begins study of using wind power, carbon capture at same site

July 08, 2021

Wind Power Monthly ($):

UK government bodies and industry groups are examining the feasibility of co-locating offshore wind and carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) infrastructure.

Seabed landlord the Crown Estate is leading the Offshore Wind and CCUS Co-location Forum to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with using the two technologies alongside one another.

The groups explained that with the UK’s seas becoming “incresingly crowded”, suitable space on the seabed will be limited. Therefore, a number of areas will require offshore wind and CCUS infrastructure in the same place if both technologies are to play an increasing role in helping the UK reach net-zero.

“Offshore renewable technologies and carbon storage have a critical role to play in reaching this target, and we are focused on maximising the potential of the seabed to enable their sustainable growth,” said Huub den Rooijen, managing director of marine at the Crown Estate.

[Craig Richard]

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