Project to develop algae-based carbon abatement system

The project, unites a host of major process industry and energy generators from the region, including; Centre for Process Innovation, Sembcorp Utilities UK, Cemex UK, Steetley Dolomite, Tata Steel and Ove Arup & Partners.

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Together they will address the shortfalls of algae technologies currently used for carbon abatement, which are heavily reliant on large land area, intensive labour, and warm climates.

AlgaeCAT Project Manager, Chris Gilbert from CPI said This grant has united key players in North East industry, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. The successful development of a novel, high performance photobioreactor system, that can overcome these challenges, will allow these industries to significantly reduce the amount of CO2 they release into the atmosphere.”

By pioneering commercially viable algae carbon abatement technologies, Northern Industry is leading the way for a global reduction in industrial carbon emmissions.”

AlgaeCAT’s funding, provided by the Technology Strategy Board’s Collaborative Reseach and Development Award, was secured with the help of Enterprise Europe Network North East, an initiative managed by the project’s leaders, The Centre for Process Innovation