SCOTLAND’S CLIMATE WEEK: 26 SEPTEMBER TO 2 OCTOBER 2022
THE CRICHTON TRUST: GOING, GOING…GREEN
We are committed to taking action to help combat climate change.
Throughout Scotland’s Climate Week, we have been sharing information about some of our partners and tenants and their commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We can’t let the week pass without talking about Carbon Capture Scotland (CCS).
It has been announced this week that CCS are one of only ten companies to receive a share of the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF). The fund aims to help Scottish industries reduce carbon emissions through decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects.
The successful companies have been awarded a total of £9.4 million, with Dumfries and Galloway based CCS being awarded between £500k – £1m. Read on to find out more about CCS and how they plan to utilise their grant to reduce carbon emissions.
THE CRICHTON TRUST:
GOING, GOING…GREEN WITH CARBON CAPTURE SCOTLAND
Carbon Capture Scotland are CO2 capture, utilisation and removal specialists. They currently capture biogenic CO2 from a renewable process and utilise it in the form of dry ice, which is used in the pharmaceutical and food transport industries.
The £4m project, commissioned in 2021, was a world first and has allowed the company to pilot and research novel methods of high-purity CO2 capture.
ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE:
// Carbon Capture Scotland have mitigated 2,000t CO2 through the capture and use of biogenic CO2.
THE CCS MISSION:
// Carbon Capture Scotland are on a mission to capture 1,000,000t biogenic CO2 for sequestration or utilisation by 2030.
These activities are an essential component in the mix of solutions that are needed for the climate. Importantly, Carbon Capture Scotland are targeting projects that make a significant difference today.
Carbon Capture Scotland, who intend to take office space at The Crichton in the near future said:
“We have projects in the pipeline that can mitigate and remove CO2 at megaton scale in the immediate timeframe. These projects are essential as they allow humanity to begin the task of working towards Net Zero before some of the earlier stage projects come to fruition over the next 5-10 years. Dumfries and Galloway is an excellent location as it provides good access to manufacturing capabilities and fantastic renewable energy infrastructure. All technology-based carbon capture requires relatively large amounts of clean energy and so Scotland, and specifically Dumfries and Galloway, is a logical place to locate such projects. We look forward to taking up office space at The Crichton very soon.” Carbon Capture Scotland, September 2022
Climate Week is the perfect time to change our ways, so what will you do to combat climate change?
To find out more about The Crichton Trust, Carbon Capture Scotland and the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund visit
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