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Cleaner energy from waste

August 18, 2022

By Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson explores the barriers to the uptake of CCUS, and how to overcome them in this Utilities Tech Outlook article

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), is an important emissions reduction technology that can be applied across the energy system. By implementing CCUS, the Waste-to-Energy sector can further contribute to decarbonisation and the circular economy.

In August 2022, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced 20 projects to be taken into the ‘due diligence’ stage of the Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage funding process.  This included four Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities located within two CCUS clusters. 

Multiple barriers, including technological challenges and incentivisation, mean that to date, we don’t have any carbon capture plants developed on EfWs in the UK.

As we look toward a decarbonised waste industry for the future, how do we overcome these barriers and help drive wider deployment of CCUS?

Read the full article in Utilities Tech Outlook

  • Chris Hudson

    Christopher is an Associate Waste & Resources Consultant who works with clients including municipalities and industry to develop sustainable strategies and methods for handling waste, including carbon emissions.

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