Tata to Build UK’s largest Carbon Capture & Use Plant

Tata Chemicals Europe (“TCE”) revealed plans to build the UK’s first industrial-scale CCU Demonstration Plant, which will reduce its carbon emissions, while creating a sustainable supply of carbon dioxide.

As first large-scale CCU project of its kind in the United Kingdom, the project also marks a world first in capturing and purifying carbon dioxide from power generation plant emission gases to use as a raw material to manufacture high purity sodium bicarbonate.

The CCU at TCE’s Northwich industrial site, is scheduled to commence carbon dioxide capture operations in 2021. The plant will be capable of capturing and producing up to 40,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide and will reduce TCE’s carbon emissions at the CHP plant by 11%. The project will make way for other industrial applications of carbon dioxide capture strategies and supports the government’s recently announced target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Supporting the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, the £16.7m project is funded by TCE with the support of a £4.2m grant from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the Carbon Capture and Utilization Demonstration (“CCUD”) Programme. The project is expected to be completed in two years. 

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