We are pleased to announce that our Carbon Capture and Usage Project has been shortlisted for the Integrated Energy: Innovation award by Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE).
The ADE is a trade association that brings together industrial and public sectors to advocate on the priorities for the UK in achieving net zero carbon emissions.
The ADE annual awards showcase innovation, best practice and achievements across heat, power, flexibility and efficiency and provide an opportunity for organisations and professionals from across the sector to celebrate success and collective attainment.
The integrated energy category that Tata Chemicals Europe has been shortlisted for recognises projects that bring together any combination of heat, power, flexibility and efficiency to provide a truly holistic solution. The judges were looking for good news stories to help celebrate and promote the decentralised energy industry’s achievements: how projects have made a difference, the journey that people have been on and the impact that’s been made. The award ceremony is being held online on the 16th June.
Peter Houghton, Director of Energy at Tata Chemicals Europe said:
“We are delighted that our carbon capture project has been shortlisted for the Integrated Energy: Innovation award by the Association of Decentralised Energy.
“Our project is a real pathfinder for the UK. Not only will it be the UK’s largest carbon capture plant, but it will also help to pave the way for future larger scale carbon capture and storage projects by demonstrating the technical and economic viability of the technology required to remove carbon dioxide from power station emissions.
“We are able to help make this vital next step because our project uses the captured carbon dioxide as a raw material in the manufacture of sodium bicarbonate. Having an industrial use for the captured carbon means that we are not dependent on finding a storage solution which comes with much higher costs and project risks.
“The gas we capture will be purified and liquified, before being used to make high quality, pharmaceutical grade sodium bicarbonate that is used in medicines and exported to over 60 countries across the globe.
“Construction of the plant started last year and we are now looking forward to commissioning the plant in the near future. Once operational, the plant will capture 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The equivalent of removing 20,000 cars from the roads of the UK.”
To find out more about this project, please read more here.