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NSG: Successful start to Europe’s first carbon capture trial

NSG Group gas announced that Europe’s first carbon capture trial on a flat glass manufacturing plant has successfully started in the business’ UK Group, Pilkington United Kingdom, as part of a national project led by C-Capture.

The trial forms part of the ‘XLR8 CCS – Accelerating the Deployment of a Low-Cost Carbon Capture Solution for Hard-to-Abate Industries’ project. Led by C-Capture, developers of next generation technology for CO2 removal, XLR8 CCS aims to demonstrate that a low-cost carbon capture solution is a reality for difficult-to-decarbonize industries in the race to net zero.

XLR8 CCS is funded by the UK Government’s Department of Energy Security and Net Zero with GBP 1.7 million of funding secured from their GBP 1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. The funding is part of the GBP 20 million Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 programme, aimed at accelerating the deployment of next-generation CCUS technology in the UK. Additional private sector contributions support a GBP 2.7 million total for this multi-industry project.

One of C-Capture’s carbon capture solvent compatibility units (CCSCUs) has now been deployed at Pilkington UK’s float furnace at the Greengate glass manufacturing site in St Helens, part of NSG Group. Following pre-installation commissioning at C-Capture, the unit was connected at the base of UK5 furnace chimney. The CCSCU is now successfully separating CO2 from the waste flue gas.

The trial at the Greengate site will continue for several months to assess the compatibility of C-Capture’s proprietary solvent-based technology with real-world flue gases from an industrial glass making furnace. A further five carbon capture trials will take place across the UK as part of the XLR8 CCS project at industrial sites owned by project partners Glass Futures, Heidelberg Materials and Energy Works Hull – in conjunction with leading consulting and engineering company, Wood. Carbon capture solvent compatibility units (CCSCUs) designed and built by C-Capture and Wood will be installed and operated on partners’ sites.

Project success will see C-Capture and its project partners well placed for deployment of commercial-scale carbon capture facilities across the three industries by 2030 which could capture millions of tonnes of CO2 per year.

NSG Group is actively working on environmental issues and successful of manufacturing experiment by using hydrogen energy and 100 percent biofuel.

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