Carbon capture specialist O.C.O Technology is to use its world-leading
expertise as part of a breakthrough programme focusing on the development of modular Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.
be working as part of a consortium formed by London-based Mission Zero Technologies, winners
of a £240,000 contract from the UK Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio,
which is being administered by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help
accelerate the development of early-stage technologies for removing greenhouse
gases from the atmosphere.
At up to
four times cheaper than current direct air carbon capture solutions and requiring
dramatically reduced energy consumption, the Mission Zero project focuses on an
innovative new way to remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere and
turn it into a commodity.
two-phase project, which is expected to reach commercial maturity by 2024, will
see O.C.O use its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) to transform the
captured carbon dioxide gas into carbon-negative
artificial aggregates for use in the construction sector.
Roscoe, O.C.O’s Technical Director, explains: “We are hugely excited to be part
of this project. Successfully developing energy efficient Direct Air Capture
technology will be a huge step forward towards winning the war against climate
role in phase one will be more advice-led, step two of the project will see the
Mission Zero team start laboratory trials at O.C.O’s Avonmouth site, before
progressing to the installation of a pilot scale plant at an O.C.O facility.
Chadwick, Chief Executive Officer and Mission Zero co-founder said: “This
project will demonstrate the industry partnerships needed to cement the UK’s
position as world leaders in Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) – by
bringing low-cost DAC into the future of carbon removal.
“O.C.O has a
significant role to play in helping us to commoditise these CO2
emissions, enabling us to harness growth markets to combat climate change and
align economic and environmental perspectives.”
solutions require significant amounts of heat and electricity and large
commitments of capital, making the economics and commercialization timelines
challenging. The Mission Zero team believes its modularized DAC technology can
bring costs down to below the $100/ton CO2 price point at commercial
Fellow UK companies Optimus
(Aberdeen) and Equinor, a leading player in the Humber decarbonisation cluster,
are also part of the consortium.