Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) has appointed the Madano Partnership to provide wide-ranging communications services to support the development of Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in Teesside.
Stephen Catchpole, TVU Managing Director said:
“CCS will be a game changer for vital industries like those here in Teesside which are major emitters but also major employers. The technology will be a crucial part of decarbonising the UK economy, whilst also maintaining a strong industrial base, jobs and competitiveness.
“There’s a great opportunity for us to press the case for Industrial CCS over the coming months and I’m pleased to welcome the Madano team on board.”
Madano’s brief will cover branding and messaging, media and stakeholder relations and engagement with key influencers to move policy makers in the UK and EU forward in their support for Industrial CCS.
Michael Evans, Partner at the Madano Partnership said:
“No other region of the UK is doing what Teesside is doing on Industrial CCS, a technology that hasn’t had the attention it warrants.
“This presents a unique communication challenge, and one that plays to Madano’s strengths. We have the expertise and sector know-how to build the project’s profile among decision-makers, within wider industry and among commentators and the media.
“I look forward to working together with our new partners.”
CCS is a technology that can capture the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes such as those located in Teesside, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
The Teesside Industrial CCS Network’s anchor schemes – SSI Steel Works, the Growhow Ammonia Plant, BOC and the Lotte PET facility – have the potential to capture around 7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year.