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13 Nov 2023

Evero and Mitsubishi announce partnership to develop InBECCS project for decarbonisation strategy

Amy Power
Evero and Mitsubishi announce partnership to develop InBECCS project for decarbonisation strategy

The Ince Bioenergy with Carbon Capture Storage (InBECCS) project will be retrofitted onto Evero’s Ince Bio Power site and the partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will allow the project to utilise Mitsubishi’s Carbon Capture expertise.

Evero Energy Group Limited, who were previously known as Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, are a company well-known for the lead they have taken within the low-carbon waste-to-energy industry. The InBECCS project will become operational once it has been built onto Evero’s waste wood to energy facility, which is situated in the North-West of England, very close to the Hynet industrial cluster, meaning it is in a prime location. The project will also be helped further through Evero’s partnership with Mitsubishi.

Both Evero and Mitsubishi agree that BECCS is a very important part of their aim to help the UK achieve its goal of reaching net-zero. On top of this, the UK Government recently addressed this new project and stated that the use of end-of-life waste wood for a BECCS project is an excellent and sustainable decision for a BECCS project. This means that the Evero-Mitsubishi project, who plans to use this method for their project, has the government’s approval.

Proceeding with this project will create multiple benefits for the environment, including the opportunities around carbon capture the project offers. In 2029, once the project is operational, it will be able to generate a maximum of 250,000 tons of engineered carbon removals annually, whilst simultaneously delivering around 5% of the Government’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas Removals target. These statistics will be made possible through the project’s high biogenic content, which is waste wood feedstock. Making this possible is where Evero’s partnership with Mitsubishi comes in. The project will utilise MHI’s amine solvent technology, the Advanced KM CDR Process (Kansai Mitsubishi Carbon Dioxide Recovery Process). Mitsubishi has been developing this process since 1990, in collaboration with Kansai Electric Power. So far, since November 2023, MHI has seen 16 plants adopting to its technology, whilst another two plants which are set to use its technology are currently being built.

The Head of External Affairs at Evero, Greg Williams, commented, "Installing carbon capture on Ince Bio Power will result in a BECCS project with excellent sustainability credentials, and the ability to deliver engineered removals at scale. Its feedstock is locally sourced waste wood that would otherwise be landfilled or exported. It is also well positioned on the Protos energy park in close proximity to HyNet's prospective CO2 pipeline."

The CEO and Head of Engineering Solutions at MHI, Kenji Terasawa, added, "BECCS will be a key instrument to decarbonise our power systems on the way to net zero. We look forward to applying our extensive expertise on CO2 capture in Evero's innovative InBECCS project, helping the UK reach its ambitious decarbonisation targets."

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