Carbon8 Systems, a UK-based company that combines industrial waste residues with captured CO₂ emissions, will be running its first Energy from Waste (EfW) pilot project in The Netherlands.

Dutch waste-to-energy company AVR will house the EfW plant at Duiven, 120km east of Rotterdam. Carbon8’s patented carbon capture and utilisation solution is known as the CO₂ntainer will be deployed at the plant.

The CO₂ntainer will demonstrate how fly ash produced by an EfW plant can be combined with captured CO2 from a plant’s flue gas emissions to create manufactured aggregate for compliant use in the construction industry. 

Annually, the Duiven plant processes waste from 1.5million households, releasing around 400,000 tonnes of CO₂. Last year, AVR revealed its work with Air Liquide to use c15% of the CO₂ captured from its Duiven plant, mainly for regional horticultural purposes.

Read more: Air Liquide signs agreement with AVR for a circular economy project in the Netherlands

Dr Paula Carey, Co-Founder and Technical Director of Carbon8 Systems, said: “Working closely with AVR, drawing on our experience of working with the cement industry, and following positive lab tests results, we are pursuing a two-phase strategy for deploying our technology in the global Energy from Waste sector: running a pilot scheme first and then, if successful, into commercial operation.”

“Given the level of flue gas emissions from EfW plants and the need to stop ash going to landfill – and not forgetting the high cost of doing so – we see significant business opportunities for our CO₂ntainer in the EfW sector – in Europe and worldwide.”

The announcement follows Carbon8 Systems’ first commercial agreement to deploy its carbon capture and utilisation technology – at a cement plant in France, owned by the Vicat, announced in July 2020.

Read more: Carbon8 Systems partners with Vicat Group