By storing carbon dioxide off the Scottish coast, deep below the sea, at
least 13,000 jobs could be created by 2020 and another 14,000 jobs elsewhere in
UK. The study which was conducted by the Scottish Government, industry and
researchers found that the Moray Firth could be a potential site for carbon
capture and storage industry.
Researchers have calculated that a rock formation more than half mile below
the Moray Firth, known as 'Captain Sandstone', could store massive amounts of CO2
output from the power industry in Scotland. The Scottish Carbon Capture and
Storage (SCCS) have cited this as a landmark moment in development of carbon
capture and storage.
storage would help UK to meet its targets for reduction
of carbon emissions. The SCCS research has stated that if it is properly
developed by 2025 the carbon capture and storage business would amount for more
than 10 billion pounds per year.