• North Endurance Partnership aims to store up to 50% of carbon dioxide from UK industry

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

A consortium of BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total and the UK’s National Grid have begun what they have named the North Endurance Partnership (NEP), an initiative which aims to store captured carbon dioxide underneath the UK North Sea. NEP is designed to service the anticipated Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber projects, which are targeting a launch of operations in 2026, but along with other possible projects NEP could help decarbonize close to half of all UK industry, a staggering achievement if realized. The consortium is hoping to receive funding through Phase 2 of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, and it would be a surprise if it were not to be success in attracting the funding, given the caliber of the companies involved and the UK’s ambitious carbon reduction targets. Andy Lane, vice president of CCUS solutions at BP and managing director for Net Zero Teesside, told reporters that the partnership demonstrates “industry’s willingness to come together and collaborate wherever possible to accelerate making CCUS a reality in the UK”. The project will certainly be of keen interest around the world in the years to come.