C-Capture receives £10m investment in its BECCS technology

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C-Capture has patented a unique, solvent-based technology which offers a safe, low-cost way to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from emissions sources across a range of industries.
Northern Gritstone has invested in C-Capture, a leading designer of chemical processes for carbon dioxide (CO2) removal, as part of a funding round of up to £10 million (€11.5 million) alongside existing investors bp Ventures, Drax and Kiko Ventures (IP Group), with the potential for additional investors to follow.
C-Capture’s next-generation solvent technology offers a sustainable solution to decarbonisation, using up to 40% less energy than currently available approaches, according to the company.
It is extremely robust and suitable for use even within hard-to-abate industries, it added.
C-Capture uses new, proprietary solvents to remove carbon dioxide emissions at source, offering a safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective alternative to current technologies based on traditional chemistries.
Making carbon dioxide removal significantly more economically viable from a wider range of large-scale processes, such as power generation from coal, gas and biomass, and the production of cement, steel, and aluminium is central to C-Capture’s vision.
In this way, it offers these industries a route to decarbonisation. The company has already delivered around 20 feasibility studies with end customers across a wide range of sectors and use cases.
Capture’s technology commercialisation strategy which includes further testing of its one tonne per day, fully-integrated carbon removal pilot plant that is currently operating at Drax power station in Yorkshire.
The funding will also be used to scale up C-Capture’s technology through the delivery of a commercial demonstration plant which will capture around 100-200 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day.
Tom White, CEO of C-Capture, said: “There has never been a more critical time to take action – decisive action – against climate change than right now. This investment brings us one step closer to realising our mission of mitigating climate change by allowing our team to focus on scaling our technology.
"From our first meeting with Duncan and his team, we knew that our priorities and values are very much aligned so we’re very pleased to welcome Northern Gritstone as an investor. With their expertise in backing visionary companies in the North of England, I see a very bright future ahead of us.”
Duncan Johnson, CEO of Northern Gritstone, said: “Carbon capture is critical for the energy transition and C-Capture’s unique technology has the potential to be applied at scale around the world as part of the global drive to tackle climate change.
"The company is a testament to how the world-leading science in the North of England could shape the world for the better. We look forward to joining forces with Tom and his team, and the company’s existing shareholders, as C-Capture looks to further scale its technology, helping global efforts to address climate change.”

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