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New green technology funding

In an announcement made last week, the government stated that their would be a £166 million cash boost in new green technology funding. This cash boost aims to assist businesses in the manufacturing, steel energy and waste sectors to decarbonise their operations. Businesses and projects the currently use technologies such as greenhouse gas removal and…
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Could solvent based tech be the key to carbon capture?

Could solvent based tech be the key to carbon capture?: A new technique, incorporating a ground-breaking solvent-based technology, has been advanced to contain carbon dioxide. This has been established by C-Capture, a firm based in Leeds, and will be put to the test by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), on behalf of a pilot programme.…
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Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas

Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas: The UK will halt financing overseas fossil fuel projects starting 31st March, succeeding a trailblazing North Sea Transition Deal settled between the government & the oil and gas sector. This new agreement will have policymakers & industry invest as much as £16b in renewables, hydrogen & carbon…
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bp plans blue hydrogen production establishment

bp plans blue hydrogen production establishment: bp revealed plans today to create what is claimed to be the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility. Situated in Teesside, the large-scale plan, which may begin running sooner than 2027, is expected to have a 1GW production volume by 2030, about 20% of the UK’s hydrogen goal. bp…
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UK carbon capture project awarded £72m funds

UK carbon capture project awarded £72m funds: The HyNet North West project may play a critical part in bringing net zero to the UK & has been granted £72 million in funds to get started. The project contains the production of a new hydrogen pipeline and founded on the development of hydrogen from natural gas…
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Drax to build bioenergy with CCS plants

Drax to build bioenergy with CCS plants: In 2024 Drax are planning to build their first two bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) units. The technology is predicted to capture and store up to eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and is claimed to be carbon negative. Before deploying this technology the…
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‘Super plant’ effective for cleaning polluted air

‘Super plant’ effective for cleaning polluted air: Can a ‘super plant’ hold the key to air pollution in busy roads and pollution hot spots? A super plant named Cotoneaster Franchetii, suggests a new paper by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has proved in traffic hotspots to be at least 20% more effective at soaking up…
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Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020

Electricity emissions dropped 16% in 2020: Carbon emissions coming from UK electricity production dropped by 16% in 2020, mainly as gas & coal power stations were shut off or down because of reduced demand during Covid lockdowns. That’s as claimed by an independent analysis carried out by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric…
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UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone

UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone: Six projects throughout the UK have been given a share of £8 million in government funds in a attempt to build the ‘world’s first’ carbon neutral industrial zone by 2040. Undertakings in the West Midlands, Tees Valley, North West, Humber, Scotland & South Wales will…
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Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees

Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees: The government has reported a £12.1 million fund for planting 500 hectares of trees throughout the UK within the next 5 months. The new program will support ten neighbourhood forests in areas including Yorkshire, Manchester & Bristol. It is expected the trees will house 100,000 tonnes…
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