Teesside companies (including CPME member Lotte Chemical UK) are joining forces to capture pollution and store it beneath the North Sea.

The Teesside Collective said their proposed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network should cut the area's annual carbon emissions by a quarter by 2024.

They also believe the scheme could support 5,900 jobs and lead to 15m tonnes of carbon dioxide being stored a year by the 2030s.

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By Clare Goldsberry