Indaver Announces Decarbonisation Project in Essex

Indaver Announces Decarbonisation Project in Essex

Indaver is excited to announce an ambitious decarbonisation project at the Rivenhall Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF), working alongside Oasthouse Ventures. The project involves the development of a Carbon Capture plant and greenhouses on the adjacent land.

Carbon Capture can play crucial roles in combating climate change and global warming.

Oasthouse Ventures will utilise the heat, electricity, and captured carbon to power and feed cutting-edge greenhouses adjacent to the IWMF site, exemplifying a symbiotic relationship between industry and agriculture.

Whilst the greenhouses will be the primary use of the captured carbon dioxide (CO2), the remainder will be transported to other destinations for additional sustainable applications.

Indaver is exploring the transformation of CO2 through hydrogen integration, yielding e-methanol, a fuel source poised to propel eco-friendly practices within maritime transport. Understanding and implementing these technologies are pivotal steps in our journey towards decarbonisation and a more sustainable future.

Planning permission dependent, a modular carbon capture system will initially be installed on the Rivenhall IWMF site, to prove the concept on site by the end of 2026, at which point the Rivenhall EfW will be operational. Following this, the carbon capture plant would then be scaled up.

We are currently preparing a planning application for Essex County Council, due to be submitted by early 2025, for the carbon capture plant, and the connection between the EfW facility and greenhouses.

The proposed initiative marks a significant leap forward in combating climate change while fostering innovative solutions for energy utilisation.