Aiming for Net Zero
The UK government has committed to a legally binding target of achieving Net Zero by 2050.
To meet this target, we need to transition towards cleaner sources of energy, while decarbonising existing infrastructure. That’s where carbon capture and storage technology is set to play a crucial role.
The Humber region is well placed to become a national and international hub for carbon capture technology. Immingham is home to Europe’s largest combined heat and power plant, and many other existing businesses in the Humber region produce large amounts of carbon dioxide.
There is also existing infrastructure which could allow carbon capture and storage facilities to be built. For example, being located so close to the Port of Immingham means that the Viking CCS pipeline is perfectly placed to transport carbon from the local area, as well as carbon which has been transported to the Humber from elsewhere in the UK or further afield.