Carbon capture bid begins

Britain's biggest carbon capture pilot plant began siphoning emissions from SSE's 490 megawatt coal-fired station at Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, yesterday in an effort to prove the technology on an industrial scale.

The carbon capture plant, developed by utility SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Sweden's Vatenfall, is the first of its size to be integrated into a live power plant in the UK, and will capture 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide daily.