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Carbon Capture and Storage – A Roadmap for Scotland

Duncan Botting is the Executive Chair of SEGEC.  For further information and contact details, please contact the Centre’s Administrator, Gina Ford, by telephone on 01224 489 981 or email Gina.Ford@segec.org.uk

Roadmap – its purpose

This Roadmap sets out the vision of the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise for CCS for Scotland. It sets out a timeline of:

what needs to happen and by when;

who is involved;

the main drivers and milestones;

the main categories where we need to see progress on;

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funding and demonstration

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transport network planning and development

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regulation/legislation

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storage assessment

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stakeholder engagement and public acceptance

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economic opportunity and skills; and

the most significant challenges and risks and what the possible responses to those are.

Our overall vision for CCS in Scotland is as follows:

For Scotland to become a leader in the demonstration and deployment of CCS technology, utilising the advantages and strengths that Scotland possess and ensuring that the experience and knowledge gained as a result, can be shared to the benefit of Scottish-based firms, academics and others. Specifically we want to see a number of CCS demonstration projects being developed in Scotland alongside the development of ancillary and support services for CCS.

The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise recognise that development of this sector in Scotland will require public sector support.  There are a number of possible funding sources available from Scottish Enterprise, some of which has already been used to support initial developments in Scotland.  Such support will continue to be available.

In addition, the Scottish Government will further assist the development of CCS through additional funding.  Details of how this money will be allocated are still to be decided but it is likely that it will be focused upon assistance for research and development activities. We will work with others, including the Thermal Generation and CCS Industry Advisory Group to consider the most effective way to allocate this funding.

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