enfinium has forged a partnership with green technology company Hitachi Zosen Inova to introduce the UK’s inaugural energy-from-waste carbon capture pilot at its Ferrybridge-1 site in West Yorkshire. This initiative underscores enfinium’s broader commitment to investing in carbon capture and storage technology to advance carbon removal efforts.

The collaboration entails the installation of a pilot plant designed to capture up to one tonne of carbon dioxide per day, utilising scaled-down, containerised CCS technology provided by Hitachi Zosen Inova. Scheduled to commence operations in July 2024, the pilot will run for a minimum of 12 months, offering valuable insights into CO2 capture rates, energy consumption, and solvent performance.

This groundbreaking pilot represents a milestone for Hitachi Zosen Inova, positioning the company as a leader in decarbonisation solutions for the energy-from-waste and renewable sectors. The project aims to demonstrate the viability of carbon capture technology in energy-from-waste facilities, paving the way for broader implementation across Enfinium’s operations.

enfinium’s long-term vision includes significant investments in CCS infrastructure, with plans to allocate up to £800 million for CCS initiatives at its Ferrybridge 1 and 2 facilities. Once operational, these initiatives could collectively capture over 1.2 million metric tonnes of CO2 annually, establishing one of Europe’s largest carbon removal projects.

Mike Maudsley, CEO of enfinium, emphasised the critical role of carbon capture technology in decarbonising unrecyclable waste and highlighted the potential for generating carbon-negative power at scale.

Bruno-Frédéric Baudouin, CEO of Hitachi Zosen Inova, expressed pride in the partnership with enfinium, emphasising the significance of the pilot in advancing carbon capture knowledge and contributing to global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.

The pilot project has garnered support from UK authorities, with Minister for Investment and Regulatory Reform, Lord Dominic Johnson, lauding enfinium and Hitachi Zosen Inova’s commitment to green investment and decarbonisation.

This milestone further solidifies the strategic partnership between enfinium and Hitachi Zosen Inova, which extends beyond the Ferrybridge facilities to encompass the Skelton Grange facility in Leeds, underscoring their shared commitment to driving sustainability in waste management infrastructure.

For more information visit www.enfinium.co.uk

19th March 2024