Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
We’re harnessing the potential of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) to decarbonise industry.

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry and heavy transport is a tough nut to crack. It is one of the most pressing challenges for governments around the world striving to combat climate change. At NGV we’re at the forefront of efforts to speed up the development of one emerging solution – Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).

What is CCUS? 

CCUS stands for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. It’s a way of capturing and potentially re-using CO2 emissions from industrial processes such as steel or cement making or from fossil fuel power stations. 

First, the CO2 is separated from other gases in the industrial process. Once captured, it takes one of two routes. The CO2 can be re-used in industry and converted into plastics, concrete or biofuel, for example. Or it can be compressed, then transported and injected into rock formations deep underground for permanent storage.

CCUS in action

At National Grid Ventures, we’re partnering on CCUS projects that will help to generate a greener economy:

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East Coast Cluster (ECC)

In the UK, we’re a partner in the East Coast Cluster. Focused on one of the UK’s key industrial hubs – Teesside and the Humber – the cluster aims to harness CCUS technology to remove 50 per cent of the UK’s industrial cluster CO2 emissions.

The partnership brings together communities, business, industry and academia and is one of two CCUS clusters to be taken forward by the UK Government. As well as pioneering the use of carbon capture technology in the UK, the Cluster will also protect thousands of jobs, and make the region a focal point for innovation in the energy sector.

Discover more about the East Coast Cluster (ECC)
Britain’s historic engine room, The Humber and Teesside, will benefit from an influx of green jobs, skills development and supply chain benefits.
Jobs created at the project’s peak in 2026:
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Humber Low Carbon Pipelines

As the UK’s largest industrial cluster, the Humber produces 12.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. Deploying CCUS Transport & Storage infrastructure across the region will play a crucial role in helping the UK to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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