The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investing £23.5m in the NGCCT project to develop next generation carbon capture technology. The ETI is working with Costain to deliver the project which will see a carbon capture pilot plant capable of capturing up to 95% of carbon dioxide emissions designed, built, operated and tested by the middle of 2015. The project will be aimed at pre-combustion carbon capture applications, involving CO2removal by physical separation and will be split into two parts. The first lasting 16 months and costing £3.5m will provide the front end engineering design for the demonstration unit. Costain is working with the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London on the first stage to help understand and optimise performance of the technology. The ETI expects to invest £20m in the second stage as the pilot plant is built, demonstrated and the results analysed. A potential site has been identified for the pilot plant and will be reviewed and ranked against other options and then confirmed during the first stage of the project. The technology developed in this project will help reduce costs and increase performance to allow a full-scale, commercially viable facility to be ready for power export by 2020.