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11 October 2019

O.C.O Technology contract award for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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O.C.O Technology's facility in Leeds, with one of its tankers in the foreground
O.C.O Technology has been awarded a 10-year contract with Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, for the management of Air Pollution Control residues (APCr) arising from the new power station. 

O.C.O will process the residues using its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT), whereby carbon dioxide reacts with the residues to create a carbon negative aggregate product. This manufactured limestone has many applications in construction, notably as an ingredient for use in the production of building blocks.

The FM2 power station, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2019,  will export in excess of 80MW (gross) / 73.5MW (net) of electricity to the local power network and the contract will ensure that up to 30,000 tonnes per year of the APCr is recycled, permanently capturing around 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The 750,000 tonnes of manufactured limestone generated over the course of the O.C.O-FM2 contract (75,000 tonnes a year) will also help preserve natural resources, with significant environmental benefits. The O.C.O process is unique in combining genuine carbon capture and utilisation whilst advancing the circular economy.

Steve Greig, managing director of O.C.O Technology, said: “We are delighted to have secured the contract. Our O.C.O facility in Leeds is gearing up to process the additional inputs, with recruitment of a third shift and the purchase of additional bulk powder tankers to transport the residues. The contract confirms our status as one of the world’s leading proponents of carbon capture and utilisation technology.”

Plant Manager for FM1 and FM2 Colin Drew said: “This contract means that FM2 will be a ‘zero to landfill’ site, fulfilling our ambitions towards sustainability. As O.C.O will process the APCr locally, the resulting employment will be in West Yorkshire and the transport miles between our two sites will be low, helping to minimise harm to the environment.”