A consortium led by Carbon Clean Solutions (CCSL) has been awarded £900,000 grant by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The grant will enable CCSL to build a large-scale carbon capture testing facility at the University of Sheffield.
CCSL said its technology is in use in India, where test unit that started up in 2016 captures CO2 at a cost of $32/t. The new research aims to refine the technology to reduce capture costs to $20/t.
Earlier this month, CCSL chief executive Aniruddha Sharma was appointed to the government’s Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Cost Challenge Taskforce. The Taskforce, set up under BEIS’s Clean Growth Strategy, is expected to report by summer, to inform a ‘deployment pathway’ for CCUS to be published by BEIS by the end of 2018.