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Killingholme Project Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: C.GEN NV and National Grid

Location: North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Feedstock: Coal, petcoke, syngas, and sustainable biomass eg woodchips (up to 30% co-combustion)

Size: 470 MW (2.5 Mt/yr)

Capture Technology: Pre-Combustion IGCC

CO2 Fate: 151-200 on shore to offshore pipeline for storage in deep saline aquifers

Timing: CANCELLED. Original start (2019)

C.GEN applied for an NER 300 grant in February 2011 but it was unsuccessful in being picked as the top 3 projects.


In March 2015 E.ON announced its Killingholme CCGT plant will no longer contribute to grid capacity and in other words it was closing down its power production. A new gas fired power plant is being built next to the Killingholme coal-fired power plant. This plant is being used to lower CO2 emissions by gas-powered generation and not CO2 capture.

The plant will operate either as a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) or as an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant, allowing for carbon capture and storage capabilities to be retrofitted.

The location of the site is adjacent to the existing Killingholme gas power stations of E.ON and Centrica and the Humber Sea Terminal. The site has good access and proximity to a deep-sea harbour as well as to national gas and electricity grid connections. C.GEN owns the land which the power plant will be built upon but C.GEN will need to acquire additional land to construct a connection to the gas supply network and the electricity transmission network. It will also require land for arrangements to secure the supply of fuel to the plant.

It is expected that this project would have used the CO2 pipeline being built by National Grid.

Project Link: C.GEN Killingholme website

Other Sources and Press Release:

E.ON withdraws gas power plant from grid (March 2015)
Green light for North Killingholme power plant
(September 2014)
North Killingholme Power Project