O.C.O Technology was very pleased to welcome its partners from Petronor SA (Petronor) and Alba Emissions Free Energy SA (Alba) to its new facility at Wretham.

O.C.O is working with Petronor and Alba on a project which will see the construction and operation in Bilbao of the first facility using O.C.O’s patented ACT technology outside of the UK. The project has funding and support from the European Union ETS Innovation Fund.

Being at the end of January, the British weather didn’t disappoint so our Partners were able to experience a true grey, wet and cold British winter day!!

It was a very productive visit over two days. The first day was attended by representatives from the management team of Petronor and Alba and involved some very positive discussions regarding the development and management of the Project. It even included the use of the Wretham Village Hall to hold a number of meetings so thank you to the Wretham Village community for allowing us to use this excellent facility. Our Spanish partners were suitably impressed.

The second day was another successful visit attended this time by Petronor/Alba’s engineers and ably supported by O.C.O’s Chief Engineer, Andrew Morse.

Of the two day visit, Steve Greig, O.C.O’s Chief Executive Officer, said “We were very proud to be able to welcome our Spanish partners and to show them our new facility at Wretham. It is the next generation O.C.O facility and demonstrates the value of using our patented ACT Technology to capture carbon and support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, something which is very relevant to our Spanish project and the funding we have from the European Union ETS Innovation Fund. We continue to work very closely with Petronor and Alba and look forward to building on this relationship as we develop the project further.” Aitor Arzuaga, Director General, Alba, said of the visit “We are delighted to visit our partner O.C.O’s newest facility in the UK, here at Wretham. We are impressed not only by how quickly the facility has been built and commissioned and the positive impact of O.C.O’s CO2 capture technology, but also by the level of engagement O.C.O shows with the local community. Technical cooperation is progressing swiftly as a result of our joint EU funded AGGREGA CO2 project. We are looking forward to jointly developing a similar project in Spain shortly”.

Pictured (top) from left to right are: Eneko San Martin, Angel Velea, Clayton Sullivan-Webb, Steve Greig, Aitor Azuaga, Carlos Pascual and Ainhoa Martin.
O.C.O’s Peter Gunning and Karl Sheehan are also featured in the bottom photograph.