Scottishpower Receives Funding for CSS Plant

 - Mar 15, 2010   Updated: Apr 1 2011
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ScottishPower has been awarded funds to create clean coal demonstration projects at two sites in the U.K..

Funding was awarded to E.ON, one of the UK's leading integrated power and gas companies, and ScottishPower, a vertically integrated energy company with its headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, for the development of commercial scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration plants.

ScottishPower's chief executive, Nick Horler, said of the project that "the real work of finally making CCS a commercial reality begins today as this funding will now enable ScottishPower to take the technology from concept to design stage."

Implications - Technology such as this is a step away from the drastic environment-harming practices of the past, so it's no surprise to see a company like ScottishPower moving forward to take it to the next level.