Government must ensure that the required carbon transport and storage infrastructure is delivered and that additional demand from engineered removals deployment is accounted for in its plans. To do this government must:
- finalise its regulatory regime and policy frameworks for carbon transport and storage and facilitate deployment at scale over the 2020s
- consider how engineered removals in dispersed locations not near the UK’s industrial clusters, for example small energy from waste or biomass plants with carbon capture and storage, can be integrated into carbon transport and storage networks over the next decade
- ensure adequate carbon dioxide storage capacity is explored and characterised in time to deploy engineered removals.