UK confirms Track 2 status for CCUS projects and new oil and gas licences

Two UK CCUS projects that look set to support low-carbon hydrogen projects in northeast Scotland and the Humber have been selected for Track 2 status by the UK Government.

The government today (July 31) confirmed that projects Acorn in Scotland and Viking in the Humber have been chosen as the third and fourth carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) clusters in the UK, adding to HyNet and the East Coast cluster.

Ruth Hubert, Chief Executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has praised the move, saying, “This CO2 infrastructure is critical to safeguarding the UK’s supply chain security, enabling local industries to continue to thrive whilst reducing their emissions as we transition to a Net Zero economy.”

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