logo
menu

enfinium announces £200m investment into CCUS in North Wales

news item image
enfinium, a leading UK energy from waste operator, is progressing plans to invest around £200 million (€233.8 million) in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at the Parc Adfer energy from waste facility in Deeside, North Wales, providing carbon removals and boosting the green economy.
The project could capture up to 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year, according to enfinium.
As over half of the waste processed at the facility is organic, installing CCS would enable the plant to take more CO2 out of the atmosphere than it produces, it added.
Opened in 2019 in partnership with the five local authorities that make up the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Partnership (NWRWTP), Parc Adfer currently diverts up to 232,000 tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate damaging landfill.
As recognised by the National Infrastructure Commission, emissions from energy from waste plants are lower per tonne of waste compared to landfill, the organisation said.
With CCS installed, Parc Adfer will support the Welsh Government’s ambition to have 100% zero carbon power by 2035 and support over 1,000 jobs in the green economy during the construction phase, stated enfinium.
The proposal has been put forward for grant support from the UK government as part of the expansion of its ‘Track-1’ carbon capture programme.
The captured carbon will be transported using the pipeline network currently being developed in the region for the HyNet carbon capture cluster, one of the first two priority carbon capture clusters selected for development in the UK.
Mike Maudsley, CEO of enfinium, said: “To deliver a net zero carbon economy, Wales needs to find a way to produce carbon removals, or negative emissions, at scale. Installing carbon capture at the Parc Adfer facility would transform it into the largest generator of carbon negative power in Wales, decarbonise unrecyclable waste and support the green economy in Deeside and wider North Wales region.”
Ben Burggraaf, CEO of Net Zero Industry Wales, commented: “North-East Wales has an exciting opportunity to leverage technologies like carbon capture and hydrogen to produce the sustainable goods and services of the future. It is critical that projects like those at Parc Adfer move forward as quickly as possible to maintain our competitive advantage over other countries.”
Planning and consenting for the Parc Adfer CCS project will commence later this year.
The UK government is expected to provide an update on which projects are progressing through the Track-1 HyNet Expansion programme by the summer.

 






205 queries in 0.414 seconds.