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The successful test drilling of a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site in the North Sea represents an important milestone for CCS in Europe.

The Global CCS Institute welcomed the announcement from National Grid which will enable further work to confirm the potential volume of storage. The undersea site, located about 65km off the Yorkshire coast supports the Don Valley storage work program and is funded by an EU grant to advance CCS in Europe. Early indications suggest a storage potential of around 200 million tonnes.