Carbon Clean announced that it will be partnering with 14 UK chemical, glass and paper companies, among them industry giants BASF, Tata Steel and Unilever, to demonstrate how carbon capture can provide value for the sector. A grant of £2.68 million ($3.28 million) has been provided by the Innovate UK’s Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge to support the initiative.
The project is named Flue2Chem and will run for two years. It’s purpose is to create a value chain that ultimately converts industrial waste gases into materials used in consumer products, while reducing the amount of CO2 emissions by approximately 15-20 million tonnes (16.5-22 million tons) every year.
James Hall, Head of Research at Carbon Clean, commented on the announcement by saying: “Deploying our carbon capture technology in foundation industries, such as metals, glass, paper and chemicals, will generate a vital source of CO2 for the UK consumer products industry. It’s a great example of the circular carbon economy in action – transforming captured carbon into affordable raw materials for consumer products.”
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Should the project prove successful, it could become the blueprint for utilizing CO2 from the consumer product industry, as opposed to the fossil fuel one. It would also provide an alternative to importing various forms of CO2 in the UK.
Carbon Clean will be deploying its fully modular CycloneCC tech at three industrial locations – Holmen, Tata Steel and UPM – as part of the project.
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