On December 20th, the UK Government announced a series of updates on carbon capture and storage project, including Track One expansion projects for HyNet.

David Parkin, HyNet Project Director, Progressive Energy, said:

“We very much welcome Government’s announcement on HyNet Track 1 expansion.  This will provide further opportunity for industrial decarbonisation in the North West region, while optimising value for money for the taxpayer by maximising use of the HyNet assets. 

“More broadly, the CCUS Vision help sets a roadmap for longer term expansion of carbon storage, enabling a much broader range of industries across the region to decarbonise and open up storage opportunities across the Irish Sea. 

“This will enable vital industries, such as the cement and lime sector in the Peak District, to decarbonise through CCS in the medium term.”