O.C.O has received Permit variations from the Environment Agency for each of our three operational aggregate manufacturing facilities in Avonmouth, Leeds and Brandon, Suffolk.  The formal variations now list a much wider range of residual and industrial materials for processing by our Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT), allowing O.C.O to extend our recycling and carbon capture expertise to new industrial sectors in the UK.

The rapid growth of the O.C.O business in the UK has historically been built on treating residues produced by the Energy from Waste sector.  Advances in our research & development activity have demonstrated the ACT process is very effective at treating the new materials, which offer new opportunities to recycle waste typically sent to landfill.  These advances are complemented by enhancements to the process plant infrastructure that allow precise control on mix formulations.  Many of these developments have originated in our overseas projects, which involve a very wide range of novel materials and exciting opportunities to translate our world leading expertise into large scale carbon capture projects.

Stephen Roscoe, Technical Director, believes “this is a significant development for O.C.O in the UK.  It reflects our growth as a carbon capture business and will support our ambition to process new materials in new markets”.

O.C.O is currently evaluating new materials from the motor, petrochemical, steel and power industries.  These materials can either be processed as wastes or utilised as by-products, allowing O.C.O opportunities to further minimise the use of virgin materials in our process.

For more information or to discuss the potential for O.C.O to manage your residual materials, please contact James Ng, APCr Contracts Manager – 07960 497616 – j.ng@oco.co.uk

Stephen Roscoe, O.C.O Technology Ltd’s Technical Director