The National Infrastructure Commission has opened a call for evidence on the potential of greenhouse gas removal infrastructure to boost the UK’s net zero strategy.
Launched on 20 January, the call for evidence forms part of a wider study into how greenhouse gas removal technologies can help the UK reach net zero by 2050. Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS), along with Bioenergy with CCS (BCCS) are the technologies the study will be focusing on, owed to them being the most developed.
In this first phase, evidence and ideas are sought in response to 12 questions, covering how the effectiveness of these technologies should be evaluated; how the market can be supported and incentivised to invest in the most effective technology solutions; and what considerations need to be made to support the deployment of technologies. This will inform the evidence base, analysis and wider programme of stakeholder discussions set to be undertaken by the commission.
The call for evidence will close on 3 March 2021, with a report on the completed study to follow in the summer.