Local residents to have their say on CCS project

18/06/2012

Local residents across the region will have their chance to find out more about plans for the Yorkshire and Humber carbon capture, transportation and storage (CCS) project at a second series of public exhibitions being organised by National Grid.

The project would involve capturing carbon dioxide produced by major power stations in the region – including the proposed Don Valley Power Project at Stainforth and the White Rose CCS project at Drax – and transporting it via a buried pipeline to a point south of Bridlington and then out to the North Sea, to be permanently stored within natural porous rock formations beneath the seabed.

Last summer, National Grid hosted a series of 16 public exhibitions along the proposed options for the pipeline route, from Stainforth to Barmston, and subsequently announced a preferred route corridor for the pipeline.  This summer’s public exhibitions will take place at seven locations along the preferred route corridor, including at Stainforth, Carlton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Lund, North Frodingham, Barmston and Bridlington., Local residents will be able to find out more about the project, including the above ground infrastructure that will be required along the pipeline route.

CCS has the potential to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from power stations by up to 90 per cent and National Grid hopes this project would act as a trunk-line to a regional CCS network, capturing the carbon dioxide produced by numerous power stations and other energy intensive industries across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

From 19 June, further details on project and the exhibitions will be available on the project website, www.ccshumber.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors:

 

Stainforth Methodist Church North Frodingham Social Centre
Tuesday 19 June, 3pm-7pm       Wednesday 27 June, 3pm-7pm
Church Road, Stainforth DN7 5NS South Townside Road, North Frodingham YO25 8LJ

 

Carlton Village Hall Barmston & Fraisthorpe Village Hall
Wednesday 20 June, 3pm-7pm Thursday 28 June, 3pm-7pm
Church Lane, Carlton DN14 9PB Sands Lane, Barmston YO25 8PG

 

Holme Village Hall

 

Bridlington Spa*

Friday 22 June, 3pm-7pm Friday 29 June, 3pm-7pm
High Street, Holme-on-Spalding Moor YO43 4EN South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH

 

Lund Village Hall*

Saturday 23 June, 11am-4pm *Street parking only at this event
15 North Road, Lund YO25 9TF

 

 

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