Tackling industry’s carbon emissions: drivers and barriers to CO₂ capture in Scotland

Peter Brownsort, Philippa Parmiter

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Scotland’s manufacturing industries are key to its prosperity. However, inward investment in processes such as oil refining, chemical manufacture and cement manufacture will be increasingly affected by the implementation of environmental regulations, such as the European Union’s Industrial Emissions Directive. In addition, anticipated rises in carbon prices within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will only add to the challenges faced by industry. In autumn 2013, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) held two workshops, which brought together key players from Scottish industry, government and academia, to explore the drivers and barriers to implementing carbon capture for industrial sources across Scotland. The workshops were funded by Scottish Enterprise. This summary report describes results from these workshops, which are intended to help the Scottish Government, policy makers and other stakeholders develop a successful strategy for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – with the aim of contributing to Scotland’s ambitious emissions reduction targets4.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyScottish Enterprise
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Publication series

NameSCCS Workshops for Industrial Emitters


  • carbon capture and storage
  • CCS
  • industrial CCS


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