Tom Riordan, from Yorkshire Forward, told BBC News: "The biggest criticism I've heard of this project is that it's too good to be true.
"It solves so many things... it gives us jobs in the region, it gives us world leadership in something that everybody across the world is absolutely seeing as a priority."
However some climate protesters doubt the effectiveness of CCS.
Tom Jackson, of the Camp for Climate Change, said: "As it stands at the moment CCS doesn't actually really exist, as we have proven.
"It is largely science-fiction and most industry experts do say that it's going to be at least 2020 before this is actually commercially viable which really is too late."
Last month a spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Climate Change said: "The UK is in a strong position on CCS and we expect to be one of the first countries in the world to demonstrate this technology."
BBC Look North's Alan Whitehouse describes how the plant will work
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