The UK’s withdrawal from the EU Emissions Trading System and the implementation of a UK
Emissions Trading System (ETS) provides the UK with a historic opportunity to improve the
economy-wide coherence of incentives to reduce emissions and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
Energy from Waste will almost double capacity in the near future, with carbon emissions already exceeding the cement and chemical industries. But could this boom and a unique set of advantages help it drive the development and deployment of a technology likely to be essential to meeting our climate change targets – Carbon Capture and Storage?
Energy from Waste (EfW) plants are on track to emit around 20 Mte CO2 per year in the near future, with existing, proposed and under-construction facilities. Preliminary analysis on the potential of fitting Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage to EfW plants, show the cost of the technology as a means of emissions abatement is competitive with other industrial abatement options.
Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage will reduce the risk and cost of the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy system finds this report delivered by the Energy Systems Catapult for the Energy Technologies Institute.