£200m carbon capture plan for Deeside site

Grant Prior 2 months ago
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Energy from waste operator enfinium has unveiled plans to invest around £200m in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at the Parc Adfer facility in Deeside, North Wales.

The project could capture up to 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year because installing CCS would enable the plant to take more CO2 out of the atmosphere than it produces.

The Parc Adfer plant was opened in 2019 and currently diverts up to 232,000 tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate damaging landfill.

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.

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.”

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.

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