Low Carbon and PMAC Energy are delighted to announce that the Redcar Energy Centre has been shortlisted to proceed to the due diligence stage of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) phase-2 ICC sequencing process.
Redcar Energy Centre (REC) now has the opportunity to be one of the first energy recovery facilities in the world with a carbon capture solution, enhancing the UK’s net zero commitment by 2050 and bringing economic opportunities to the North East. Once complete, the energy centre will also operate as benchmark for other EfW facilities in the UK looking to implement carbon capture.
REC is part of the East Coast Cluster (ECC) which encapsulates both Teesside and Humber industrial clusters. In total 14 projects within the cluster have been shortlisted to proceed to an advanced due diligence stage. This ambitious scheme by BEIS will cement the UK as a world leader in capture carbon, creating new jobs, products and services that can be exported globally.
The energy centre proposes capturing over 90 per cent of the CO2 generated per annum, which equates to over 400,000 tonnes per annum, 50 per cent of which includes biogenic carbon. The ECC is enabled by the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) comprising bp, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Shell and Total Energies. Together this partnership will develop the infrastructure needed to transport captured CO2 from across the Humber and Teesside to an offshore storage facility in the Southern North Sea.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Dominic Noel-Johnson, Managing Director, Investments at Low Carbon said: “For over a decade, Low Carbon has been dedicated to decarbonising the energy industry by investing in both established technologies like solar, and emerging technologies like battery storage when that first received government support in the UK. The proposal for Redcar Energy Centre is a fantastic example of our company’s innovative nature, as once complete, the centre has the potential to become one of world’s first carbon negative energy from waste plants.
We are pleased that our proposal has progressed further, and that we are one step closer to removing greenhouse gas emissions from the UK’s atmosphere. By 2030, Low Carbon seeks to achieve net zero emissions across all three scopes, and world-leading projects like Redcar Energy Centre are key to this.”
Rob Lewis, Founder and Director of PMAC Energy commented “Both PMAC Energy and Low Carbon are excited to be part of the industrial regeneration of Teesside. Together, we are ready to move to the next stage of due diligence and dialogue with BEIS around how we collectively deliver this ground-breaking project. We are proud that the U.K. is taking a global lead on carbon capture, and we can expect it to become a template for the energy from waste sector and many others in the future.
We would like to thank again all the parties, Fichtner Consulting, Uniper, Aker Carbon Capture and RPS, that helped with our successful Phase 2 application”.
About Redcar Holdings Limited
Redcar Holdings is a joint venture between Low Carbon and PMAC Energy established to develop a “state-of-the-art” 49MW energy recovery facility, the “Redcar Energy Centre”, designed to divert residual waste away from landfill and recover the energy in the form of both electricity and heat. The project with carbon capture will directly employ more than 1,300 people during the four-year construction phase, due for completion in early 2027. The development is located at Redcar Bulk Terminals, which, under current plans, is ideally located to benefit from the Northern Endurance Partnership’s carbon capture infrastructure.