Project: Teesside Low Carbon
Company/Alliance: Progressive Energy Ltd, BOC, International Power, National Grid, Fairfield Energy and Premier Oil
Location: Wilton Industrial site, Teeside, North East United Kingdom
Size: 400 MW (2.5 Mt/yr CO2) slipstream from new 850 MW power plant
Capture Technology: IGCC with Pre-Combustion
CO2 Fate: Offshore storage in depleted oil field
Timing: Investment decision (2013) Start (2016)
Status: This project has been cancelled as Progressive Energy is re-evaluating options for this project
The project has applied for the UK governments's £1 billion CCS Commercialisation Program, which was launched in April 2012 and was announced as one of the final four in the competition in October 2012. In March 2013 Teesside Low Carbon Project was not chosen as one of the final 2 and has been placed on the reserve list. However this project may be called to participate in the next stage of the competition if one or both of the preferred bidders fails to enter into a FEED Contract by the summer.
The project was formally known as Easton Grange Project, which was awarded ₤240,000 of government funding from the Tees Valley Industrial Programme in August 2010.
The Teesside Low Carbon Project was one of the final contestants for the EU NER 300 CCS funding, however it was unsuccessful in being chosen to receive any funds in June 2012.
Teesside Low Carbon Project has been under development by Progressive Energy since 2006.
Progressive Energy is an established independent UK clean energy project development company. The project is being developed by a consortium of companies (see above). BOC and The Linde Group plan to construct the new facility to convert coal into both a hydrogen-rich synthesis gas (syngas) and CO2 using established chemical processes. Under the plans, around 2.3 MT/Yr CO2 would be separated, compressed and piped a short distance to a booster station near the shoreline. The CO2 would enter a new pipeline provided by National Grid Carbon for transportation to a depleted oil field in the central North Sea where it will be injected for permanent storage. Some CO2 would also be injected and stored in a saline aquifer to provide substantial future storage capacity and diversity. The storage function would be undertaken by Fairfield Energy, Premier Oil and Progressive Energy who between them hold licences on depleted oil fields and the aquifer.
The project aims to utilize the North East CCS Transport Network which is currently under construction.
Project Link: The project website has been removed
Other Sources and Press Release:
NEPIC says Teesside crucial for the future of carbon capture and storage (September 2016)
Tees Valley Supports Carbon Capture and Storage Testing Project (August 2016)
Future of £1.5bn North East carbon capture project is in the balance (January 2016)
Blue sky thinking: Teesside bids to build Europe's first carbon capture network (July 2015)
Blueprint published for carbon capture scheme on Teesside (July 2015)
How Teesside could become centre for carbon capture - and create thousands of jobs (Jan 2015)
Teesside collective launches industrial CCS vision (Jan 2015)
Preferred bidders announced in UK’s £1bn CCS Competition (March 2013)
Two CCS projects already in DECC's £1bn competition (April 2012)
The Teesside Low Carbon Consortium welcomes the launch of the UK CCS Commercialisation Programme (April 2012)
2Co, Progressive Energy Say Carbon-Capture Plants Pass EIB Test (March 2012)
DECC Announces NER300 Submissions (May 2011)
Seven UK CCS applications submitted for EU NER300 funding (May 2011)
Progressive Energy Website