Innovate UK has awarded Carbon8 Systems, in collaboration with Wright’s Engineering and Rapid Innovation Group (RIG), a grant funding for a £311,502 project through the Open Award Scheme. The duration of the project is 12 months, starting from March 2019 to February 2020.

The purpose of this project is to conduct a feasibility study combined with elements of industrial research to ensure that technical and commercial risks are systematically evaluated and mitigated to inform current and future technology developments, as well as to validate innovative business models. The project aims to combine intelligence garnered from the market with technical optimisation of the containerised system tailored specifically to the European Waste-to-Energy industry.

RIG have been working with Carbon8 Systems since February 2018, to develop the company’s business strategy through market validation and development of the business model. In this project, RIG will be engaging with key stakeholders in the Waste-to-Energy industry, and Wright’s Engineering will be developing and optimising the containerised Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) system to be suitable to treat thermal residues.

The team visited the CO2ntainer that was recently installed at a cement plant in the UK. The CO2ntainer will treat the plant’s cement by-pass dust (CBD), by using flue gas to produce aggregates.