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Up to 5,000 carbon capture jobs could be created in Scotland

Published: Friday, 20 May 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

University-leavers looking for graduate opportunities may wish to consider applying for jobs in Scotland, after it was revealed that carbon capture schemes could create up to 5,000 jobs in the country.

Development organisation Scottish Enterprise has revealed that three carbon capture and storage projects will also give the country's economy a £3 billion boost.

In new research published on Wednesday (May 18th), the organisation revealed that there would be up to 4,600 jobs created during construction and over 450 operational jobs when the plants are running.

Adrian Gillespie, senior director of energy and low carbon technologies at Scottish Enterprise, said it is vital the new projects succeed.

"[Carbon capture and storage] is acknowledged as having an important role to play in supporting Scotland’s ambitious emission reduction targets, however, to become commercially viable, demonstration projects such as the three proposed Scottish projects are critical," he said.

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