The project plans to capture carbon dioxide (CO₂) at scale from industrial processes around the region. This will be transported via pipelines to be permanently and safely stored several miles offshore safely under the southern North Sea.
Once the transport and storage infrastructure is in place, industrial facilities and energy generation units can install the equipment needed to capture carbon and transport it via shared pipelines. This will allow industrial users to drastically reduce their carbon footprint and thus produce green products for home and export markets. It will also enable the decarbonisation of flexible power generation, which will continue to play an essential role in managing demand and ensuring security of supply into the future. The delivery of transport and storage infrastructure in the Humber will support the region in retaining its proud heritage in industry and power generation, providing valuable economic activity and essential electricity capacity for the UK.