United Kingdom – A collaboration between Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber, the East Coast Cluster has the potential to capture, transport and store up to 27 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by 2030.
The Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) has submitted a bid supported by major energy and industrial companies to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Cluster sequencing for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) deployment process.
The bid is on behalf of the East Coast Cluster, a collaboration between companies from across Teesside and the Humber. These two regions account for nearly 50% of all UK industrial cluster emissions. The project aims to play a major role in levelling up across the country, with the potential to support an average of more than 25,000 jobs a year between 2023 and 2050.
The East Coast Cluster offers a diverse mix of low-carbon projects, including industrial carbon capture, low-carbon hydrogen production, negative emissions power, and power with carbon capture. The companies in the East Coast Cluster have extensive experience in delivering ambitious and world-leading projects.
NEP is developing the common offshore infrastructure that will transport CO2 from industrial emitters in these regions, most of which are Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber projects, to secure offshore storage in the Endurance aquifer in the Southern North Sea. Feasibility work on these projects is being co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.