Independent and technology-agnostic, whole systems approach to accelerating the carbon capture market

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Supporting the creation of a carbon capture market for Net Zero

Energy Systems Catapult offer world class systems engineering, working with government, regulators, industry, academia and innovators to overcome barriers and navigate the transition to Net Zero.

The Clean Tech Engineering team offering specialist knowledge and practical experience in technology development and deployment, considering the technological, engineering, economic, regulatory and policy implications for innovations and investment decisions.

We have technical experts offering insights on Networks from a whole systems perspective:

  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage – building evidence and insight of the infrastructure requirements and opportunities available for CCUS application in the UK, to create confidence in decision-making among policymakers, industry and investors. Assessing innovation investment to reduce the cost of capture, decarbonise industry and reduce the risks of storage.

What we offer

Technology development and deployment

We provide evidence-based guidance to the UK innovation community to help maximise the value of:

  • Innovation assessments for new technologies, such as performance and cost characteristics
  • Technical due-diligence
  • Innovation management capability to support the progression of technologies towards commercialisation
  • Market positioning and partnering options to accelerate innovations towards commercialisation
  • Techno-economic analysis to assess the competitiveness of technologies and associated innovations in decarbonised future energy systems.

Supporting market and policy development

Our independent, whole systems approach can help develop market and policy frameworks that support new technologies deployed to optimise integration, deliver new services and value streams using multiple energy-vectors (electricity, heat, gas, hydrogen, etc).

Case Studies

Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage

For the UK to achieve Net Zero by 2050, greenhouse gas removal (GGR) or negative emissions technologies are essential to offset residual, or hard to abate, emissions in certain sectors of the UK economy.

Energy Systems Catapult was commissioned by the UK Government’s Department of Energy Security and Net Zero to carry out a first-of-its-kind assessment on the status of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) technologies and their potential role in achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. We examined the current technological characteristics of DACCS, assessed energy and network needs, and brought these together in a modelling exercise to interpret their role in the energy transition.

Key findings

To comply with our Net Zero ambitions, the assessment found that negative emissions from biomass and DACCS in the order of 75MtCO2 could be needed, dependent on decarbonisation progress in other sectors. Failing to deploy DACCS (or deploying DACCS too late) would put the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target at risk.

The report found that if DACCS plants were deployed to the maximum deployable capacity, they could act as an important source of negative emissions needed to counteract emissions from difficult to decarbonise sectors such as agriculture, aviation, and industry.

The report sets out nine recommendations in the areas of data collection, national strategy, and DAC integration.

For more: EIRO – Direct Air Carbon Capture & Storage (DACCS).

Contact us – Clean Tech Engineering

Working with government, industry, utilities, and innovators to support the acceleration of innovation across CCUS.

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