O.C.O Technology moves to pilot plant for next stage of DAC programme
use O.C.O Technology’s carbon capture expertise in a groundbreaking Direct Air
Capture (DAC) technology facility have moved a step closer.
Zero Technologies, the London-based start-up, is leading a consortium of
companies on the project, which runs from mid-2022 to 2025, and is funded £3
million by Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), organised by the Department of
Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Air Capture and other Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies competition is aimed
at accelerating the development of early-stage technologies for removing
greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
will see O.C.O and MZT working alongside fellow consortium member Optimus, to
build a working scaled pilot plant at one of O.C.O’s UK operations over the
next 12 months.
completed, it will be the first demonstration of DAC integrating with a
technology developed by O.C.O that permanently captures carbon, ticking the
boxes for true carbon capture and utilisation (CCU).
pioneering Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) uses captured CO2
to treat thermal residues, creating a carbon negative aggregate called Manufactured LimeStone (M-LS).
Because more CO2
is permanently captured than is used in the manufacturing process, M-LS has been recognised as the
world’s first carbon negative aggregate and is increasingly sought after as a sustainable
director, Steve Greig, said: “There is no doubt carbon capture has huge
potential and we are very excited to be moving to the next stage of this
development alongside Mission Zero and fellow partner Optimus.
these DAC technologies with our own ability to to use the CO2 in the manufacture of a carbon
negative aggregate, is
both a positive step for the environment and delivers practicality in the form
of sustainable building materials for the future.”
Dr Shiladitya Ghosh,
Cofounder & CPO, Mission Zero Technologies, said: “Mission Zero is
delighted to progress our relationship with O.C.O Technology for supporting our
first ever DAC pilot plant.
“The DAC integration with CCU made possible through this
project ensures we can remove historical carbon emissions at the same time as
producing valuable products for society, bringing wide-ranging benefits.”
DAC is a
carbon capture technology approach that focuses on removing CO2
directly from the atmosphere. Mission Zero’s modularized approach aims to make
carbon capture at least four times cheaper than existing solutions and reduce
the amount of energy required.