Redcar Energy Centre applies to support UK Government’s carbon capture ambitions

  • Redcar Energy Centre has submitted a bid for Phase 2 of the Government’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) cluster sequencing process.
  • Our proposal will aim to store over 400,000 tonnes of CO2 a year as part of the East Coast Cluster representing a 90% capture rate.
  • If selected and once built, the Redcar Energy Centre will be one of the first net zero energy recovery facilities in the world.

Redcar Energy Centre is pleased to announce that it has submitted a bid for Phase 2 of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) cluster sequencing process.

The ambitious proposal would capture and transport more than 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum to the Endurance carbon store, a saline aquifer located in the North Sea. Endurance lies approximately 145km off the Teesside coast.

The bid was supported by Aker Carbon Capture UK, Fichtner Consulting Engineers, Uniper, and RPS.

The cluster sequencing process forms part of the Government’s plans to meet its Net Zero goals. The aim is for the East Coast Cluster to capture and store 20-30 MtCO2 a year by 2030, removing 50% of the UK’s industrial cluster CO2 emissions.

Dominic Noel-Johnson, Managing Director, Investments at Low Carbon said: “We are delighted to have submitted what we hope is a highly competitive bid to BEIS and to have the opportunity to play a critical role in Phase 2 of the process. We wholeheartedly share the Government’s net zero ambitions and look forward to supporting these efforts through the Redcar Energy Centre in the decades to come.”

Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Aker Carbon Capture AS said: “We are excited to drive forward important W2E projects in UK, enabling carbon reductions as a trusted technology and project partner for medium and large-scale carbon capture plants. With our recent wins in the UK, we see that our differentiated offering with HSE friendly carbon capture plants provides a commercial differentiator as more companies are planning to realize carbon capture projects as scale.”

About Redcar Holdings Limited

Redcar Holdings is a joint venture between Low Carbon and PMAC Energy established to develop a “state-of-the-art” 49MW energy recovery facility, the “Redcar Energy Centre”, designed to divert residual waste away from landfill and recover the energy in the form of both electricity and heat.  The project with carbon capture will directly employ more than 1,300 people during the four-year construction phase, due for completion in early 2027. The development is located at Redcar Bulk Terminals, which, under current plans, is ideally located to benefit from the Northern Endurance Partnership’s carbon capture infrastructure.