O.C.O Technology, Tilbury Green Power partner to recycle APCr

O.C.O Technology has signed a five-year agreement to recycle Tilbury Green Powers’ air pollution control residues (APCr).

Tilbury Green Power (TGP) has been looking for a partner to deliver a circular solution for its APCr, and O.C.O can provide a non-landfill recycling option.

The TGP renewable power plant in the Port of Tilbury on the banks of the River Thames, UK, is fuelled by 270,000 tonnes per annum of waste wood. The APCr created by biomass plants has different characteristics to the APCr from municipal energy-from-waste facilities, but following a series of trials, O.C.O was able to utilise its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) to produce an aggregate product compliant with the end of waste specification.

“We are diversifying our portfolio of waste and other materials suitable for ACT and the biomass fuel market is just one example,” said Steve Greig, managing director of O.C.O.

“It is a growing sector and O.C.O has recently secured permit variations at all three of its operational facilities that significantly increase the range of materials authorities for processing in its plants.

“The depth of expertise in O.C.O is impressive and we are continually developing our process – both in terms of the engineering design and our management of the chemistry.”

Greig said his company is currently working on several domestic and overseas projects that will see the firm double in size over the next three years. “Our innovation in carbon capture, materials processing, and recycling makes us unique in this sector,” said Greig.

“Our strength in research and development has provided a firm foundation for the business to explore new opportunities.”

The TGP APCr will be processed initially at the O.C.O facility in Avonmouth, pending upgrades to the O.C.O Brandon site. It is expected the APCr will then be recycled at Brandon from spring 2021.

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