Net zero

Meeting the net zero challenge

The UK Government has set a legally binding target for the country to reach net zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To do this, all parts of the UK economy must work to decarbonise and reduce their carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions to as close to zero as possible.

Installing carbon capture technology is recognised as the most effective way for EfW facilities to reduce their CO2 emissions.

The process captures CO2 emissions at source, enabling it to be safely stored underground, rather than being released into the atmosphere.

To achieve the UK’s net zero target by 2050, 100 million tonnes of CO2 will need to be removed from the atmosphere each year. This will be needed to balance emissions from industries which do not yet have a clear path for decarbonisation, such as power stations without access to carbon storage, and aviation.

By capturing around 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 a year, of which approximately 600,000 tonnes will be biogenic carbon (carbon dioxide absorbed by vegetation as it grows), Cory’s decarbonisation project has the potential to significantly contribute to achieving the UK’s net zero goal, as well as reaching our own target of being net zero by 2040.

Webinar event

Click the link below to watch the webinar event we hosted on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

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