O.C.O Technology has been awarded a 10 year contract with Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) for the management of Air Pollution Control residues arising from the new power station.  O.C.O will process the residues using their Accelerated Carbonation Technology, whereby carbon dioxide is reacted with the residues to create a carbon negative aggregate product.  This manufactured limestone has many applications in construction, notably as an ingredient for use in the production of building blocks.

The FM2 power station, which is expectef to be commissioned by the end of 2019, will export in excess of 80MW (gross) / 73.5MW (net) of electricity to the local power network and the contract will ensure that up to 30,000 tonnes per year of the APC residues are recycled, permanently capturing around 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The 75,000 tonnes of manufactured limestone will also help preserve natural resources, with significant environmental benefits.  The O.C.O process is unique in combining genuine carbon capture and utilisation whilst advancing the circular economy.

Managing Director of O.C.O Technology, Steve Greig, is “delighted to have secured the contract.  Our O.C.O facility in Leeds is gearing up to process the additional inputs, with recruitment of a third shift and the purchase of additional bulk powder tankers to transport the residues.  The contract confirms our status as one of the world’s leading proponents of carbon capture and utilisation technology.”

Plant Manager for FM1 and FM2, Colin Drew, stated “This contract means that FM2 will be a ‘zero to landfill’ site, fulfilling our ambitions towards sustainability. As O.C.O will process the APCr locally, the resulting employment will be in West Yorkshire and the transport miles between our two sites will be low, helping to minimise harm to the environment.”

Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL): MEL is a 50:50 joint venture between Ferrybridge Power Station’s owners SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies UK.  MEL has secured a consent to develop a second Multifuel power station at Ferrybridge. The project, known as Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2), will have a generating capacity of circa 80MW (gross) / 73.5MW (net) and will export enough energy to power around 160,000 homes. FM2 is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2019 and is similar in scale to the FM1 facility that has been operational since 2015. The Multifuel project is a positive use of waste materials that may otherwise be disposed of to landfill, saving valuable landfill space. https://multifuelenergy.com/

O.C.O Technology’s facility in Leeds