Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate the UK’s First Waste to Energy Carbon Capture Facility for enfinium


ESWET member, Hitachi Zosen Inova is partnering with enfinium to build and operate the UK’s first carbon capture pilot plant at a Waste-to-Energy facility. Once operational in July 2024, the new scaled-down, containerised and mobile plant will enable enfinium for the first time to capture up to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) each day from its operations at the Ferrybridge 1 facility.

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has been chosen by enfinium to deliver  pilot trials with a mobile, containerised plant for carbon capture (CC) at the existing Ferrybridge 1 waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in West Yorkshire. The CC plant will use HZI’s amine-scrubbing technology, which has been designed to seamlessly interface with enfinium’s onsite WtE operations.

The pilot plant being supplied by HZI will be a scaled-down version of the CC technology, which could be applied to WtE facilities on a commercial scale. The unit will capture up to one tonne of CO2 per day from enfinium’s operations at the Ferrybridge 1 site in West Yorkshire. The new facility will trial different amine-based solvents for at least 12 months and will be operational from July 2024.

This CC pilot plant will be the first of its kind in the UK’s WtE sector and is a significant milestone for HZI. It not only builds on HZI’s reputation as a world leader in WtE engineering and supplying technology, but it will also help its clients decarbonise their operational footprints over the long term. If the trial is successful, it will allow HZI to apply its CC technology on a commercial scale at this WtE facility and other plants around the world.

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