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Britain Is Getting Ready to Scale Up Negative-Emissions Technology

Government hasn’t yet said how it will spend money earmarked for carbon capture and storage.

Cooling towers stand within the Drax Group Plc.'s power station complex near Selby.
Cooling towers stand within the Drax Group Plc.'s power station complex near Selby.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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British companies are preparing for the U.K. government to decide how to spend more than $1 billion on infrastructure capable of capturing and burying millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution.

The money — 800 million pounds — will go toward partially funding a “cluster” that captures emissions from factories and power stations by the middle of this decade. In a bid to shore up its climate credentials, the Conservative party made the promise to spend the sum in its manifesto, before it won a majority in the general election in December.