The drive to establish carbon capture and storage clusters in the UK continues to be hindered by the government's slow progress on outlining the business-model blueprint that operators need for project development, delegates said at Offshore Europe.

Under a sequencing process the UK government first set out in 2020, the country has a target to deploy two CCS clusters — hubs of emitters whose carbon dioxide would be captured for sequestration offshore below the seabed — by 2025, and two more by 2030.