E nergy from waste operator Enfinium has unveiled plans for an £800m investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at the Ferrybridge site in West Yorkshire.
The new technology is planned to be operational from 2030 to decarbonise unrecyclable waste and generate homegrown carbon-negative power.
It would capture around 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year, including over 600,000 tonnes of durable, high-quality carbon removals – equivalent to taking the carbon emissions of every household in Manchester out of the atmosphere.
The proposals will be put forward for grant support from the UK Government while planning and consenting for the site will move forward in 2024.
Mike Maudsley, CEO of Enfinium, said:
“To deliver a net zero carbon economy, the UK needs to find a way to produce carbon removals, or negative emissions, at scale.
“Installing carbon capture at our Ferrybridge site would make it one of Europe’s biggest carbon removal projects. All this while decarbonising unrecyclable waste, diverting it from climate-damaging landfills, and supporting the green economy in West Yorkshire and the wider community.”
Source: Construction Enquirer