Dallas, Texas-based consultancy firm Jacobs said it has joined a team of advisers to the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage program.
According to the U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the aim of CCUS is to capture an annual 6 million tons of industrial carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and 9 million tons annually by 2035. The program also includes technologies to store the captured carbon dioxide underground to prevent its reentry into the atmosphere.
The British government has reappointed Canadian consulting firm WSP Global as the CCUS advisory team’s leader, a role that the company was first bestowed in 2020.
Joining Jacobs are other team members Crondall Energy, GeoEnergy Durham, TUVSUD, Acrometis, Tetra Tech/RPS, Arup and Mott MacDonald.
Decarbonization is among the markets Jacobs is focused on for further growth. According to the company, operations and business travel in 2020 achieved net-zero carbon emissions and headed toward carbon-negative status by 2030.