UK environmental engineers will begin work on a new technology for capturing CO2 and storing it underground.
The CTP is one of several UK firms that are developing CO2 capture andstorage technologies to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground to provide energy or for energy generation.
The company, based in the south of England, said the technology could be used to capture greenhouse gases in a variety of industries.
CTP has also developed a carbon capture and transfer (CCT) device for coal-fired power plants.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, CTP founder and chief executive Stephen Smith said the new technology would “provide a major breakthrough” in capturing and storing CO2.
“It’s a very new concept, but it has the potential to revolutionise the way that we manage carbon dioxide,” Smith said.
“It’s very simple, it’s very effective and it has an incredibly low carbon footprint.”
There is a very real opportunity for a carbon-capture technology to be the key technology for the next generation of carbon capture, storage and transportation systems.
“This could be a game-changer in the fight against climate change and a huge leap forward for the future of carbon.”
The company said its technology would be developed in conjunction with the UK Government.
“The UK Government’s Green Growth Strategy 2020, published this week, is an important step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy supply system,” it said.
Under its proposal, the company would develop a system that could capture carbon from power plants and store the gas underground.
It would then inject it into a turbine, which could then capture and store CO2 emissions.
Smith said the company hoped to launch its new system in the next two to three years.
As well as the UK, other British companies are working on the technology, including Alcor Energy, and UK Energy Storage.
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