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Watch H21 Leeds City Gate film

  Ambitious plans to convert significant parts of the UK gas grid to be 100% hydrogen were launched by a project team led by Northern Gas Networks at an event in Westminster on 11 July 2016. More than 200 MPs, government representatives, sustainable energy experts and academics from across the UK attended the launch of the H21 Leeds City Gate …

Heseltine report supports Teesside Collective’s objectives

Teesside Collective welcomes the launch of Lord Heseltine’s report on economic opportunities in Tees Valley and his strong recommendations around progressing our industrial carbon capture and storage initiative. Continuation of Government funding as we update our business case and demonstrate value for money in this arena will be important to grow the project going forward as we start to develop …

SABIC joins growing clean industry network

Teesside Collective expands to include petrochemicals manufacturer SABIC DECC confirms continued funding for wider scope of work Teesside Collective today announced the addition of a major industrial player to the group of companies working to decarbonise the UK’s industrial base. SABIC, which manufactures petrochemicals on Teesside, has become the latest member of the project, alongside BOC, Lotte Chemical UK, CF …

East Coast links vital to clean industrial growth

The decarbonisation of the UK’s industrial base can happen very cost-effectively, especially if East Coast clusters work together to exploit their world-class expertise, shared infrastructure and proximity to sub-sea carbon stores, MPs will be told today. Speaking alongside representatives of the Government and other industrial clusters at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Capture and Storage …

The Telegraph: UK homes could be heated by hydrogen under plan to tackle global warming

UK households could start heating their homes and cooking using ‘green’ hydrogen gas within a decade, under a radical new plan to tackle climate change by phasing out the use of natural gas. The entire gas network for the city of Leeds, including all domestic gas boilers and cookers, would be converted to run on clean-burning hydrogen under the proposed …

Business Green: In search of a strategy – the future of industrial carbon abatement in the UK

Last month saw the launch of Japan’s first fully integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Hokkaido. The facility will see carbon dioxide captured and purified from a hydrogen production unit located at a nearby petroleum refinery and finally injected into offshore geological formations. Business Green (Nicholas Troja) Visit the Business Green website to read the full article  

The Guardian: Massive carbon capture investment needed to slow global warming

Combating climate change successfully will require massive investments in technologies to capture and store carbon dioxide, new research has found. Myles Allen, professor of climate dynamics at Oxford University, said carbon disposal technologies would be needed as “backstop” options because they would be the only way to reduce net carbon emissions into the atmosphere to zero, and thus stop temperatures …

Teesside calls for a strong Paris climate deal

A strong global agreement to tackle climate change is vital to the development of long term, sustainable industries and jobs in Teesside and across the UK economy. This was the message today from Teesside Collective in advance of the world’s 176 governments arriving in Paris on Monday 30 November for two weeks of crucial talks. The cluster of leading industries …