The aim of the Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) Innovation Programme is to identify approaches to removing CO2 or other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere and drive innovation in these. While pilots and demonstrators are likely to be smaller in scale, the ultimate objective of this Programme is to identify one or more ways in which to achieve removals at the MtCO2e scale or greater, with a reduction in cost per tonne CO2e removed and undertake innovation activities that help to achieve this outcome.

The Programme will seek to identify and demonstrate GGR solutions that have the potential to be replicated at significant scale. The Programme will be technology-neutral and will take a portfolio approach to funding a range of technologies.

In Phase 1, feasibility designs were produced for GGR Projects that would advance the development of GGRs in the UK. Phase 2 will apply the best of these designs to successfully construct, operate, test, refine and evaluate processes and technologies which can be used to remove GHGs from the atmosphere at scale.

Projects from Phase 1 will be showcasing their feasibility designs at the event.