Coal-fired power plant to be built in Scotland by U.S. firm

Summit Power Group, a Seattle-based developer of low-carbon electric power projects, said it has entered into an agreement with National Grid and Petrofac to seek funding for the development of a low-carbon power plant, including full-chain, commercial-scale carbon capture and storage, in the United Kingdom.

The project, to be named the Caledonia Clean Energy Project, will be submitted to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for funding under the UK’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Delivery Competition.

The proposed Summit power plant will be based at the Port of Grangemouth, Scotland. Summit said the plant could have the ability to capture more than more than 90 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The CO2 captured will be transported via pipeline to St. Fergus by National Grid Carbon and then transferred offshore for geological sequestration deep under the North Sea by Petrofac subsidiary, CO2DeepStore.

Summit Power is currently developing a very similar project in Texas -- the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) -- and intends to replicate many aspects of TCEP at Grangemouth.

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