C-Capture Launches Pioneering Flat Glass Carbon Capture Trial

C-Capture Launches Pioneering Flat Glass Carbon Capture Trial - Carbon Herald
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C-Capture, a UK-based CO2 removal company, has taken a significant step towards combating climate change with the launch of Europe’s first flat glass carbon capture trial at a mainstream manufacturing plant in St. Helens, UK.

As part of the firm’s ‘XLR8 CCS’ initiative, the launch is a demonstration of the feasibility of an affordable carbon capture solution for industries that are difficult to decarbonize.

The focus of the trial will be on reducing carbon emissions generated during the production of flat glass at a Pilkington plant located in the UK. In addition, it will also conduct experiments to capture carbon in the cement and energy-from-waste industries.

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C-Capture employs its proprietary solvent-based technology to capture CO2 from flue gas prior to sending it for storage in geological formations or utilizing it in some capacity.

Tom White, the CEO of C-Capture, commented, “Carbon capture is an essential part of the raft of solutions that are urgently needed to tackle climate change.” He claims that this technology has a chemistry that is ‘fundamentally unique’ from other approaches available for commercial use.

He stated that the technology is more affordable and environmentally friendly because it does not depend on the use of amines.

Unlike other carbon capture methods, C-Capture’s facility will release minimal amounts of amine emissions into the air, addressing concerns about the potential health risks associated with these compounds.

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White adds: “It is also very durable and appropriate for use in industries such as glass and cement, which are crucial to the economy but challenging to make carbon-neutral because of the high amount of impurities in their flue gases.”

This flat glass carbon capture trial seeks to facilitate a decrease in the worldwide CO2 emissions generated by glass manufacturing, which totaled 95 million metric tonnes in 2022.

The XLR8 CCS project was granted £1.7m ($2.1bn) in funding by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, as part of the £20m fund from the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 initiative.

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