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Carbon Capture and Storage Project project at Peterhead takes an important step forward

A cutting-edge energy project took an important step forward today with the submission of the planning application for a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Peterhead Power Station in Aberdeenshire.

Shell, in partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), has now submitted a planning application for the proposals which has been worked up in detail over the last few years following short listing in a UK Government CCS commercialisation competition. The proposal aims to capture up to 10 million tonnes of CO2 over 10 years and store it in the depleted Goldeneye reservoir 100km offshore and 2.5km beneath the seabed.

The application can be viewed on the Aberdeenshire Council website - APP/2015/0903, with the period for comments open until 24 April 2015.

The Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan highlights carbon capture at Peterhead as one of its proposals which has the potential to have economic as well as environmental benefits, building on the oil and gas expertise and infrastructure of the area built up over the last 40 years.

The project is also identified as a 'National Development' in National Planning Framework 3 which was published by the Scottish Government in June 2014. 

Also announced today was joint funding by the Scottish and UK Governments for further feasibility work relating to a potential 570MW coal-gasification power station with CCS at Grangemouth. Carbon dioxide emissions from this proposal would be transported onshore in existing pipelines and then offshore for storage under the North Sea.

27 March 2015 
Peterhead CCS Proposal