Climate Change

Viridor joins Carbon Capture and Storage Association

Viridor has announced that it has joined the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), making it the first company from the waste sector to do so.

CCSA Chief Executive Luke Warren
CCSA Chief Executive Luke Warren
The CCSA was established to ensure that carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is recognised as an essential solution to deliver net-zero emissions across the economy.

CCUS is a system that captures the carbon dioxide generated by large-scale energy intensive processes, which prevents it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

The CCSA aims to work with members, governments and other organisations to ensure CCUS is developed and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to meet net zero goals.

CCSA members are drawn from a wide range of sectors such as industry, equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, distribution, academia and regional bodies, as well as the associated supply chain and service sector.

In announcing their membership, Viridor has become the first member in the energy waste sector, with Viridor’s Director of Environment, Innovation and Regulation Tim Rotheray saying the membership will allow the company to meet its net zero commitments.

Dr Rothery added: “Our sector has a key role to play to meet these commitments and Viridor is actively exploring technology options around carbon capture and the removal of fossil carbon through our ambitious polymers programme, to deliver further emission reductions and, potentially, negative emission operations”

“We also recognise the role that the CCSA will play in engaging the government to ensure the UK has policy in place to enable ERFs to deliver net zero and beyond.”

CCSA Chief Executive Luke Warren, said: “We are delighted to welcome Viridor into the CCSA family.

“As the first member from the energy from waste sector, Viridor’s input will be invaluable as CCSA continues to work to ensure that Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage can help to support the decarbonisation of all sectors of the economy.

“We are really excited about the opportunities for applying CCUS to energy from waste facilities.”