Paul Collins appointed to the Board
Carbon8 Systems, the UK company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste and residues with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value construction aggregate, has appointed Paul Collins to the Board of Directors.
Paul joins Carbon8 Systems after twelve years at BWB Group, the multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy. His arrival at Carbon8 Systems, to drive the company’s financial evolution, coincides with the company’s first commercial project going live at the Vicat Group’s cement plant at Montalieu in France, and follows the recent announcement of the company’s first pilot project in the Energy from Waste sector – at AVR Energy’s Duiven plant in The Netherlands.
Paul had joined BWB as Finance Director in 2008, shortly after a management buy-out, becoming Group Finance Director in 2015; Paul will continue on at BWB as a non-executive Director.
John Pilkington, Executive Chair of Carbon8 Systems said: “Paul’s experience at BWB, having led several M&A transactions and financial improvement projects, will be hugely valuable to the Carbon8 Systems team as we embark on the next phase of our growth.”
“We have a proven carbon-capture and use (CCU) process that’s now deployed in two industrial sectors where greenhouse gas emissions reduction is critical towards achieving Net Zero. We also have an encouraging pipeline of projects in the UK and overseas. We are at an early stage in our commercial development, so Paul’s arrival is great news and will help us take full advantage of the growing interest in our technology.”
Paul Collins said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the team at Carbon8 Systems and I look forward to the journey ahead. With governments around the world committing to Net Zero, and more and more large industrial companies committing to carbon neutrality, Carbon8 Systems is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for cost-effective, market-ready carbon capture and use solutions.”
Carbon8 Systems’ patented CCU solution is described as Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) and is deployed via the CO₂ntainer – a modular, containerised solution – described as carbon capture in a box.
In addition to the EfW and cement sectors, other sectors where Carbon8 Systems’ patented solution can be used include the steel and paper industries.