C-Capture wins international award for carbon capture technology

Nov 25 2022

C-Capture’s unique and innovative carbon capture technology won the Energy category at the 2022 IChemE Global Awards.

The Energy award recognises excellence in efficient energy use or the development of energy production methods that reduce energy intensity as part of the global awards celebration of chemical engineering excellence. 




An innovation in the sector, C-Capture’s carbon capture technology is based on fundamentally different chemistry to other commercially available solutions. Lower cost, environmentally benign and extremely robust, the solution has the potential to break through the barriers that are currently preventing the widespread adoption of carbon capture and storage technology to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the company said. The technology was also a finalist in another category – ‘Sustainability’ - which recognises excellence in sourcing and consuming materials, reducing waste, and/or optimising the product life cycles. 

Tom White, CEO, C-Capture, said, “Being shortlisted was honour enough, but to win the global energy award is fantastic recognition for the C-Capture team and our unique carbon capture technology. The IChemE Global Awards represent the pinnacle of excellence in chemical process engineering, this achievement is testament to our exceptional team and their commitment to accelerating the global adoption of carbon capture and storage to achieve net zero, by preventing greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.” 

Entries from across the world that demonstrated excellence in chemical, biochemical and process engineering were selected as finalists in a total of 17 categories. Global representation included winners and highly commended finalists from countries including the USA, Australia, UAE, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. 

IChemE President, David Bogle, said, “The IChemE Global Awards provides an opportunity to recognise the best of our profession and it gave me great pleasure to welcome our finalists and guests for what was a fantastic evening celebrating chemical engineering in IChemE’s centenary year."    

“I particularly welcomed the focus on sustainability across the award categories, which clearly demonstrates how chemical engineers are already contributing to addressing some of society’s major challenges due to their knowledge, innovation and commitment. Congratulations to all our winners. We hope their achievements inspire companies, teams and individuals to make further advances as chemical engineers will be critical to delivering solutions in the future."  

“Thank you to everyone who entered, our sponsors, and to our committed and knowledgeable volunteer judges who embraced the monumental task of reviewing each finalist’s submission and selecting the winners.” 

C-Capture was founded in 2009 as a spin-out from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leeds. Investors include IP Group, Drax, and BP Ventures. It supplied the anchor technology for the world’s first pilot project to demonstrate carbon negative power production, at Drax, the UK’s largest power station. 


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