Carbon capture and utilisation company CCm Technologies secures £2m funding
British carbon capture and utilisation company CCm Technologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop new modular Carbon Capture and Sequestration units that will accelerate emission producing industries’ ability to capture CO2 and produce zero carbon fertilisers.
CCm will collaborate with the UK’s pioneering Advanced Thermal Conversion (ATC) lead, KEW Technology, to maximise value for both technologies in terms of sustainability and carbon abatement.
The mobile and highly adaptable technology will allow the CCUS units to operate onsite enabling the integration of CCUS technologies in the waste and fertiliser industries.
CCm’s carbon capture system uses biochar1 produced from organic materials that have been found to improve soil health while enabling the sequestration of CO2 that would otherwise release into the atmosphere. The modular nature of both systems means it can be applied across industrial and agricultural sites.
This government contract will support the acceleration of the agriculture and industrial sectors’ emissions reduction efforts. The production of zero carbon fertilisers sequesters at least one tonne of CO2 equivalent into soil. With the fertilisers going back into the ground, the customised formulations will remove these emissions permanently.
CCm Technologies and KEW Technology will be ready to showcase the modular units at COP26 with the aim of demonstrating their decarbonisation capabilities to the growing resource recovery and fertiliser sectors. Almost 190 million tonnes of fertiliser are used globally each year. With CCm’s technology’s ability to permanently sequester CO2 in the soil, this funding will accelerate global technology exports and support decarbonisation across the world through the global expansion of CCUS.
Pawel Kisielewski, CEO of CCm Technologies commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract from Government, this will now allow us to demonstrate the technology at industrial scale in this rapidly growing biochar sector. It is great to see the Government showing support for innovative solutions that are key to reaching the UK net zero target.
“With 2021 being the big year for climate, we are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our technology during COP26 and to highlight the global potential carbon capture and utilisation solutions can have.”
Kevin Chown, COO of KEW Technology said: “We are very excited to be working with CCm Technologies on this Innovate UK project. This is a brilliant opportunity for the UK to showcase itself as a leader in net zero and for us to demonstrate the role that technologies such as Advanced Thermal Conversion can have in achieving this and fuelling a world beyond fossil fuels.”