The aim of the project is “the supply of the resulting syngas to customers for a variety of uses and providing a carbon capture solution for carbon dioxide.”
The Dee Estuary Project, located on the borders of west Wirral and north Wales, covers a total area of 69 sq km and is one of the two projects to be awarded a licence. The other project is located in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
The announcement to the London Stock Exchange by Cluff Natural Resources which includes location maps and explanations about the gasification process can be viewed here (pdf format). The company will now be required to apply for the relevant planning and environmental permissions.
You can read more about the background to underground coal gasification on wikipedia (also source of above graphic).
What do you think of this potential project?
Is it good news for the local economies of Wirral and north Wales? Do you have any concerns about such a project being undertaken in and around the River Dee? Do you think it should be granted the required planning permissions?
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