US energy company unveils plans for Grangemouth plant

Grangemouth could be the site of Scotland's newest power station
Grangemouth could be the site of Scotland's newest power station
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Plans for a coal-fired power station at Grangemouth have been revealed.

A US energy company is leading the group which hopes to receive a share of a £1 billion UK Government clean energy fund to take the project forward.

Summit Power Group, based in Seattle, announced it had entered into an agreement with National Grid and Petrofac to develop a low-carbon power plant which will use Carbon Capture and Storage technology.

C02 emissions would be captured and piped to St Fergus in Aberdeenshire, before being stored deep under the North Sea.

It is understood the Port of Grangemouth has been selected as the location because of its proximity to both the North Sea and the other gas supply facilities nearby.

For initial reaction to the proposal, see this week’s Falkirk Herald.