Waste management company Viridor has announced that it has become the first in the sector to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA).
Image: CCSA chief executive Luke Warren
Established to ensure that carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is recognised as an essential solution to deliver net zero emissions across the economy, the CCSA is working to develop long-term commercial models that will establish a number of CCUS clusters.
Viridor’s director of Environment, Innovation and Regulation, Tim Rotheray, said that the company is committed to introducing the infrastructure and innovation needed to meet net zero commitments and contribute to wider UK goals on climate change.
Image: Tim Rotheray, Viridor director of Environment, Innovation and Regulation
“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,” Rotheray commented. “We also recognise the role that the CCSA will play in engaging government to ensure the UK has policy in place to enable ERFs to deliver net zero and beyond.”
He added that, in line with Viridor’s ESG strategy, the CCSA membership would give the company access to companies associated with the latest technological advances in CCUS and identify partners who are best placed to help the company achieve its goals.
CCSA chief executive Luke Warren said: “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 to apply CCUS to energy from waste facilities.”