O.C.O secures enhanced range of materials for carbon capture

Jan 10 2021


A much wider range of residual and industrial materials will be permitted for processing by O.C.O Technology's Accelerated Carbonation Technology.

O.C.O has received Permit variations from the Environment Agency for each of its three operational aggregate manufacturing facilities in Avonmouth, Leeds and Brandon, Suffolk.  The formal variations now list a much wider range of residual and industrial materials for processing allowing O.C.O to extend its recycling and carbon capture expertise to new industrial sectors in the UK.

O.C.O is currently evaluating new materials from the motor, petrochemical, steel and power industries. These materials can either be processed as wastes or utilised as by-products, allowing O.C.O opportunities to further minimise the use of virgin materials in the process.

The rapid growth of the O.C.O business in the UK has historically been built on treating residues produced by the Energy from Waste sector.  Advances in research & development activity have demonstrated the ACT process is very effective at treating the new materials, which offer new opportunities to recycle waste typically sent to landfill.  These advances are complemented by enhancements to the process plant infrastructure that allow precise control on mix formulations. 

Stephen Roscoe, Technical Director, believes, “this is a significant development for O.C.O in the UK. It reflects our growth as a carbon capture business and will support our ambition to process new materials in new markets”.

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