C-Capture Starts Europe's First Carbon Capture Trial In The Flat Glass Industry

Pilkington UK are the first flat glass manufacturer in Europe to trial carbon capture technologies.

C-Capture, developers of next generation technology for carbon dioxide removal, has begun Europe's first carbon capture trial on a mainstream flat glass manufacturing plant. The trial underway in St Helens, is at XLR8 CCS project partner's Pilkington UK glass manufacturing site. It is the first demonstration of a carbon-capture technology on an industrial flat glass furnace in Europe.

The trial forms part of the company's national project, ‘XLR8 CCS - Accelerating the Deployment of a Low-Cost Carbon Capture Solution for Hard-to-Abate Industries'. The project aims to demonstrate that a low-cost carbon capture solution is a reality for difficult-to-decarbonise industries in the race to net zero.

The compatibility of C-Capture's proprietary solvent-based technology will be assessed with a further five carbon capture trials from next year at sites owned by project partners Glass Futures, Heidelberg Materials and Energy Works Hull - in conjunction with leading consulting and engineering company, Wood. Carbon capture solvent compatibility units (CCSCUs) designed and built by C-Capture and Wood will be installed and operated on partners' sites.

Paul Skinner, Global R&D Portfolio Manager at NSG Group, said: "To have demonstrated at our Pilkington UK operation that carbon capture is indeed possible is a very exciting development and a key milestone in our decarbonisation technology journey, aiming towards our target of carbon neutral glass manufacture. It's been great to collaborate with the C-Capture and Glass Futures team in getting to this point, and we look forward to the further valuable learning we will gain from the rest of the XLR8 CCS project."




Pilkington UK are the first flat glass manufacturer in Europe to trial carbon capture technologies.

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