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CCm Technologies awarded funding for zero carbon fertilizer production

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British carbon capture and utilisation company CCm Technologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop new modular Carbon Capture and Sequestration units that will accelerate emission producing industries’ ability to capture CO2 and produce zero carbon fertilizers.

CCm will collaborate with the UK’s Advanced Thermal Conversion (ATC) lead, KEW Technology, to maximise value for both technologies in terms of sustainability and carbon abatement.

The technology will allow the CCUS units to operate on-site enabling the integration of CCUS technologies in the waste and fertilizer industries. CCm’s carbon capture system uses biochar produced from organic materials that have been found to improve soil health while enabling the sequestration of CO2 that would otherwise release into the atmosphere. The modular nature of both systems means it can be applied across industrial and agricultural sites.

This government contract will support the acceleration of the agriculture and industrial sectors’ emissions reduction efforts. The production of zero carbon fertilizers sequesters at least one tonne of CO2 equivalent into soil. With the fertilizers going back into the ground, the customised formulations will remove these emissions permanently.

CCm Technologies and KEW Technology will be ready to showcase the modular units at COP26 with the aim of demonstrating their decarbonisation capabilities to the growing resource recovery and fertilizer sectors. Almost 190 million tonnes of fertilizer are used globally each year. With CCm’s technology’s ability to permanently sequester CO2 in the soil, this funding will accelerate global technology exports and support decarbonisation across the world through the global expansion of CCUS.

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