Carbon Capture Scotland, the leader in biogenic CO₂ capture, has announced the appointment of climate technology expert Sanjay Parekh as its Director of Engineered Removals.
Parekh, who joins the growing business from capture giant Storegga, headed their direct air capture division for two years. He said: “This is a wonderful time to be joining Carbon Capture Scotland. There’s a real coming together of values and vision, especially around pace – we do not have a long time to avert complete climate catastrophe and this is a business actively mitigating CO₂ from industrial use. There’s a very real sense that we are doing something ground-breaking.”
The serial entrepreneur, who founded and sold two technologies companies before focusing his career on climate change technology, says it is the responsibility of everyone to do what they can to avert the complete breakdown of the Earth’s climate. He added: “I can use my skills and knowledge to help Carbon Capture Scotland grow and make a real positive impact on the race to net zero.”
The business, set up in 2012 by brothers Ed and Richard Nimmons, captures carbon created as a by-product of agricultural processes. It currently uses this carbon to create dry ice for use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. In the future, the firm will also be storing captured CO₂ in addition to utilisation.
Richard Nimmons said: “We are delighted Sanjay has joined our team. He is an expert in his field and he will enormously assist us in our mission as we scale up biogenic capture, and look at other areas where we can help accelerate Scotland’s move to net zero.”
Carbon Capture Scotland secured a seven-figure investment deal from Steyn Group to facilitate further growth earlier this year, and last month announced a partnership with Whyte & Mackay. The deal, part of the firm’s Project Nexus, aims to remove one million tonnes of CO₂ from the atmosphere per year by 2030.