Peak Cluster and MNZ launch joint CCS Vision

 

In a report launching in Westminster, the Peak Cluster and Morecambe Net Zero (MNZ) partnership has set out the opportunity to accelerate new routes to market for commercially mature carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, to unlock private investment and ensure the UK can hit its net-zero targets.

John Egan, Project Director of Peak Cluster, said: “The partnership provides the UK with an opportunity to become the world’s leading producer of sustainable low-carbon cement and lime. The MNZ carbon store provides the cement and lime sector with a route to reduce carbon emissions, protect the thousands of jobs and livelihoods that depend on it and stay competitive in a global market."

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World-first project to create net zero cement and lime cluster in the Peak District

We're delighted to announce our new project, the Peak Cluster.

Peak Cluster has been initiated by five cement and lime plants in the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, owned by Tarmac, Breedon, Lhoist and Aggregate Industries, together with the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant in Cheshire.

Carbon dioxide emitted from the cement and concrete industry accounts for around a quarter of the total emissions in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. With 40% of all UK cement and lime manufactured in the Peak District and local area, the project has the potential to dramatically reduce the sector’s emissions to ensure the sustainable, net zero future of this essential industry.

Peak Cluster will accelerate the region’s journey to Net Zero, safeguarding jobs and protecting the wider supply chain.

Dr Diana Casey of the Mineral Products Association, Director Energy and Climate Change, said: “The launch of the Peak Cluster is an exciting and vital step forward in the journey of the cement and lime sectors towards net zero. The region is a historic heartland for cement and lime production providing highly skilled jobs for local communities, and a secure supply of essential materials to the UK economy."

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