Shell seeks feedback on power plant proposals

Exhibitions are taking place at six venues in the north east of Scotland to provide more detail about the Peterhead CCS Project, which could be the world's first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project based on a gas-fired power station.


The public events are being organised by project partner, Shell UK Limited, and experts from SCCS will also be on hand to provide information about CCS in general, including research and development initiatives taking place worldwide.

Shell is working with utility company SSE to develop plans for the Peterhead demonstration project, which is one of two full-chain schemes shortlisted for funding from the UK’s CCS Commercialisation Programme. In late 2013, the White Rose project in Yorkshire signed a contract with the UK Government to secure funding for front-end engineering and design work. An announcement on a similar contract for Peterhead is expected soon.

Up to 10 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions could be captured from the Peterhead plant, and transported by pipeline for storage in the depleted Goldeneye gas reservoir more than 2km beneath the North Sea.

The first event is being held today at Boddam Public Hall, from 2-8pm, and further exhibitions will be held at:

  • Palace Hotel, Prince Street, Peterhead, January 13, 2-8pm
  • Village Hall, Cruden Bay, January 14, 2-8pm
  • Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre, January 15, 2-8pm
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Aberdeen, January 16, 2-8pm
  • The Hotspot, Peterhead, January 17, 10am-4pm.

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