Decarbonisation Project

Introduction to Indaver’s Carbon Management Plan

Indaver offers sustainable and safe waste management solutions to both industry and public authorities. In doing so, we focus on recovering as much raw material and renewable energy from waste as possible. We do this in an energy-efficient manner to avoid or limit the amount of CO2 being emitted, respecting the 2 highest environmental and quality standards. That is how we are playing our part in the transition to a sustainable circular economy. Closing the waste cycle is a key element of our mission. Therefore, we rely on a broad portfolio of different treatment techniques.

Our Environmental Sustainability Objectives

Avoiding CO2: a priority

When building waste processing and recycling installations, Indaver sets CO2 avoidance as one of its first priorities.

Indaver’s investments in high-tech recycling installations illustrate the development towards prevention and more recycling of waste to avoid CO2.

Energy and resource efficiency

We limit our CO2 emissions by making our plants, processes, buildings, and transport as energy efficient as possible. We monitor the energy consumption of our facilities and processes constantly and look for potential points for improvement. Furthermore, we look into how we can reduce our energy consumption and, consequently, CO2 emissions for all of our activities. This applies to everything from industrial treatment processes to our staff’s mobility.

Read Indaver's full Carbon Management Plan here

Indaver’s Decarbonisation Project

HOW WE DECARBONISE

We are diverting waste from landfill

Produce heat and electricity

Self-sustainable plant by using waste as a fuel

Exporting the heat and electricity to the grid

From mitigating climate change to driving global efforts for carbon neutrality, here are some key benefits:

The Process

Reducing CO2 emissions but also removing carbon from the atmosphere is a vital part towards a greener future.

Carbon capture is a key solution – but how exactly does it work?

  • Source –The treatment of residual waste at Rivenhall IWMF

  • Capture – Capturing carbon from industrial processes

  • Low carbon farming – The captured carbon is then utilised to supply low carbon farming where heat and CO2 will be generated.

  • Transportation –Remaining CO2 will be transported separate destinations

  • Converted to E-methanol – E-fuel is provided to fuel container ships

Our Plan

The quarry offers a unique situation, where waste heat and CO2 can be utilised by greenhouses to provide low carbon farming. We will do this through a collaboration with Oasthouse Ventures who are currently facilitating a project in Bury St Edmunds that is being used to

The Rivenhall Greenhouse will provide 420 full-time jobs and 80 part time jobs, along with injecting circa £300 million into the Braintree economy from full-time salaries in the first 20 years of operation.

Once operational the greenhouse will provide an annual injection of circa £600,000 into local agriculture supply businesses, whilst producing 28,194 tonnes of tomatoes per year. This would offset 7.1% of UK tomato imports from Southern Spain, Morocco and Holland.