U.K., Scotland Funding Carbon-Capture, Coal-Gasification

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. and Scottish governments are
providing 4.2 million pounds ($6.3 million) to study the
potential of a carbon-capture and storage facility and coal-gasification power plant in Scotland.

Over 18 months the project will research and assess the
feasibility of a 570-megawatt coal-gasification facility and CCS
unit, DECC said in a statement on its website.

“CCS could be crucial in helping us meet our ambitious
climate change goals,” Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy
and climate change, said. “‘‘Developing CCS more widely is
vital if it’s to become cost-competitive technology.’’

CCS captures emissions from fossil-fuel power plants and
buries them underground. It’s considered the only technology
that would enable the continued use of dirty-power generation
such as from coal. The British government is currently
supporting two CCS projects through grants and subsidies.

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