How are we developing Peak Cluster?

Industry is vital.  Within the Peak Park, High Peak, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cheshire East and Cheshire West, industry is located which provides jobs and provides an important local economic stimulus.

It produces products we rely on in our everyday lives and which are exported across the world.

Peak Cluster will enable the capture and storage of carbon dioxide emissions generated by industry – including cement, lime and energy from waste facilities.

The CO2 will be captured in purpose-built facilities situated at the existing industry’s sites. The emissions will then be transported within underground pipelines to a permanent and secure storage site, deep under the seabed. Morecambe Net Zero.

Our Vision

Find out more

Watch our welcome webinar.

Below are fact sheets which give more detailed information. These will be regularly updated with questions we get asked – and the answers.

You can also view our live and up-to-date frequently asked questions document.

Why use carbon capture and storage?

Peak Cluster will play a vital role in decarbonising nationally essential industries, safeguarding UK jobs and accelerating the UK’s transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Peak Cluster is an innovative collaboration to capture, transport and permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry in the Peak District and beyond.

Carbon Capture presents a viable and safe method for the Cement and Lime industry to reach net zero.

You can read our carbon capture and storage fact sheet here.

Exemplifying the challenge are five cement production sites in the Peak District... There is a huge decarbonisation opportunity, but given they sit outside of the HyNet cluster, it is unclear how this will be realised.

– Mission Zero: Independent Review of Net Zero.

Peak Cluster will realise this opportunity.