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Carbon capture and storage gets £20m 'sensible reboot'

Drax power station is piloting the first bioenergy carbon capture storage project of its type in Europe. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA
Drax power station is piloting the first bioenergy carbon capture storage project of its type in Europe. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA
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The UK wants to build its first project to capture and store carbon emissions from industry within the next decade, as part of a rebooted push by ministers to support the technology.

The government scrapped a £1bn carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition in 2015, with the then-chancellor George Osborne saying it was too costly. Earlier efforts had also collapsed.

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