Capturing Yorkshire's carbon

Yorkshire and Humber produces 30% of the UK's CO2 emissions from power and heavy industry every year; Leeds researchers are working to understand how these emissions can be reduced.


Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in these sectors by 90%.  Clustered CO2 sources, ideal offshore CO2 storage locations in the North Sea and existing Humber estuary pipelines give CCS in Yorkshire incredible potential.

At Leeds, we develop the knowledge at either end of the process using scaled experiments and advanced computer modelling to better understand both novel capture technologies and CO2 storage security.  CCS will secure future development of power and heavy industry in Yorkshire, securing jobs and energy supply whilst greatly reducing our carbon footprint as a region.

Read more about our research into carbon capture technology.

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