C8S timeline

1994 - 1997
1999 - 2004
2006 - 2007
Early research work on Accelerated Carbonation by Colin Hills at Imperial College and Queen Mary and Westfield College.
Formation of the Centre for Contaminated Land Remediation at the University of Greenwich and appointment of Colin Hills to run the centre.

A number of trials of the technology at contaminated sites including Avenue Coking Works, Halton, and the Astra Fireworks site, funded by Blue Circle cement.

Carbon8 Systems is formed in 2006, as a spin out from the University of Greenwich.

The company wins a number of awards for innovation, including Kent Environmental Business of the year in 2006, the IChemE Green Chemical Award in 2006, and the national Shell Springboard award in 2007.

New company formed by Carbon8 Systems directors, securing our first commercial licence specifically for the use of ACT to treat Air Pollution Control (APCr) residues (a hazardous waste from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration) in the UK.

Under the design leadership and management of the Carbon8 Systems’ directors, the licensee commission the first fully commercial ACT plant at Brandon in Suffolk. This plant, still in operation, has the capacity to treat 30,000 tonnes of APCr per year.
A second fully commercial plant is commissioned and there are now two in operation. A third plant planned. Global CO₂ Initiative states Carbon8 Systems is a world leader.
Carbon8 Systems awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise – Innovation

C8S creates the CO₂ntainer a containerised solution that enables direct waste CO₂ capture from flue gas, rather than pure, bottled CO₂ as used in the original plants operating under licence.

CO₂ntainer successfully demonstrates direct CO₂ capture and waste treatment at a CRH Cement plant in Ontario. In this project, C8S treats cement bypass dust and demonstrates the production of two products: low carbon aggregate for building materials and a high potassium fertiliser product.

Successful installation of CO₂ntainer at Hanson in the UK (part of Heidelberg Cement Group) funded by InnovateUK

Carbon8 Systems continues to work with a number of multinational organisations, expanding the use of ACT to other wastes, other territories and process engineering innovation to realise ACT in industrial environments.

Signature of first contract for delivery of a CO₂ntainer to leading global cement manufacturer, Vicat, in southern France.