Carbon Capture and Storage – A Roadmap for Scotland
considered and assessed. The Scottish CCS Joint Study identified a number of potential routes for transport depending on the options chosen. It is assumed that consideration of transport options on a single emitter to a single store basis will be less efficient and in the long term the development of a hub approach will need to be considered.
Source: Opportunities for CO2 Storage around Scotland Report May 2009
The development of any CCS transport network in Scotland is likely to be dependent upon a number of factors such as the location of the initial demonstration projects and their proximity to the storage location; the regulatory framework, and in particular issues around the classification and treatment of carbon dioxide and the incentive to develop initial projects into a more coordinated network approach, upon which the HSE are currently considering progress.
The Scottish Government will continue to work with other regulatory partners including the UK government, HSE, industry and other interested parties to consider the development of transport networks in the longer term. Given the scale of the financial investment that will be required, our focus will be facilitation where necessary and ensuring that the regulatory approach is appropriate. A collaborative approach may be required to try and plan ahead for the future