About Us

We are passionate about developing a solution to climate change.

THE PROBLEM

Each year, the world produces 40 billion tones of CO2. We are a society addicted to fossil-fuels, and this is unlikely to change for the time being. Whilst carbon capture and geological storage is a suitable solution for large-scale carbon producers, a more versatile solution is needed for small and medium-scale applications. But private sector investment in this field is limited and without a clear profit motive this will not change.

THE SOLUTION

Our patented CO2LOC technology offers a realistic solution to climate change by enabling industry to profitably sequester CO2 through a two-stage mineralization process. The mineralization process permanently locks the sequestered CO2 in rock form and due to its flexibility, can be utilized across a range of industries. CO2LOC is unique in that it approaches the planet’s dependency on fossil fuels by introducing a profit motive to industry to invest in emission-reduction. Our advanced mineralisation processes combine low cost inputs to de-carbonise the emissions, whilst simultaneously producing valuable by-products.

TECHNOLOGY

Our advanced CO2LOC technology offers a profitable solution to fossil-fuel dependency.

Overview

Our CO2LOC technology combines two distinct stages: the production of low-cost consumables, and the CO2 capture itself:

The first stage involves the low energy digestion of silicate minerals with NaOH to produce low-cost MgOH2 for the carbon-capture stage. By-products from this initial process include silicon dioxide, and a number of trace metals.

The second stage is where CO2 capture occurs: the exhaust gas is bubbled through a reaction column, in which the MgOH2 reacts with the CO2 to produce MgCO3. The MgCO3 is then filtered out, forming a rock-like substance, permanently storing the sequestered carbon in solid-form.

Applications

Power Generation: CO2LOC can be used to sequester the CO2 produced by fossil-fuel power stations, thereby enabling the production of zero-emission electricity.

Steel Production: the production of steel produces significant amounts of CO2. Our technology can be used to remove the CO2 and other harmful emissions from exhaust gases, therefore making Clean Steel a reality.

Landfill Gas: Landfills produce various gases as rubbish rots away. In partnership with Ener-G, we are working to use our CO2LOC technology to remove the CO2 from the landfill gas and produce energy.

The Hydrogen Economy: we are currently developing our CO2LOC technology in partnership with the UK's Gas Networks to convert natural gas to zero-emissions hydrogen by capturing the CO2.

Process Economics

At the core of our business is providing an economic case for industry to adopt CO2-reducing technology. The process that we have developed has the distinct advantage of utilising low-cost inputs, whilst producing valuable outputs. At current prices, we have conservatively estimated that net profits of $200 per tonne of CO2 sequested are achievable. We are optimistic about the future market opportunity for the by-products we produce:

Silicon Dioxide: a valuable compound with a range of commercial applications, including low-rolling resistance tires;

MgCO3: valuable as a building material due to its fire-retardant properties;

Rare Earth Metals.

Team

Our team of experts has 12 years of combined experience.

Michael Evans
CEO

Michael took over as CEO in 2014. He has run 4 successful businesses, taking one to IPO on the London AIM Index, and is passionate about finding a real solution to climate change. To date, he has secured a total of £1.5 million in government grants from UK, EU, and US innovation funds. Michael holds a MA in Industrial Design from De Montford University, and a BSc in Design from Loughborough University.

Dr. Silvia Maddeau
Chief Scientist

Michael took over as CEO in 2014. He has run 4 successful businesses, taking one to IPO on the London AIM Index, and is passionate about finding a real solution to climate change. To date, he has secured a total of £1.5 million in government grants from UK, EU, and US innovation funds. Michael holds a MA in Industrial Design from De Montford University, and a BSc in Design from Loughborough University.

Dr. Rob Copcutt
Scientist

Michael took over as CEO in 2014. He has run 4 successful businesses, taking one to IPO on the London AIM Index, and is passionate about finding a real solution to climate change. To date, he has secured a total of £1.5 million in government grants from UK, EU, and US innovation funds. Michael holds a MA in Industrial Design from De Montford University, and a BSc in Design from Loughborough University.

Toby Milligan
Business Development Associate

Toby started work with Cambridge Carbon Capture in 2015 and has worked to develop our fund raising campaign. He sees tackling climate change as one of the biggest challenges the world faces. Toby is currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania perusing a BA in Economics.

Sophie Woolf
Business Development Associate

Sophie is the newest member of the team. She has been involved in our recent fund raising efforts, and has led the successful launch of our new website. A Geography student at the University of Exeter, climate change and sustainability are two topics that she holds very close to her heart.

Partners

We have developed our technology in partnership with industry leaders.

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