Avonmouth-based carbon capture specialist O.C.O Technology has been named winner of the Rushlight Sustainable Manufacturing & Services Award 2020-21.
Designed to highlight new technology, innovation and best practice across the environmental and cleantech spectrum, the awards attract entries from around the world. They are judged by an independent panel of industry experts, including representatives from the Carbon Trust, Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Steve Greig, managing director of O.C.O Technology, said: “We are thrilled and delighted to have won a Rushlight award and I must congratulate all our team for their ongoing dedication and hard work.
“The opportunities for this technology are endless and, as a world leader in the permanent capture of carbon dioxide, we see it both as a validation of the impact we have already made and a recognition of the huge opportunities still to come.”
O.C.O’s entry highlighted the abilities of its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) process in treating waste materials to deliver the permanent capture of carbon dioxide.
Following an initial focus on treating and successfully transforming Air Pollution Control residues (APCr) from the Energy from Waste sector into the world’s first truly carbon-negative aggregate, O.C.O is now expanding on a global scale.
Alongside its Avonmouth operation, which was built in 2015, the company also has operations in Suffolk and Leeds. With a current turnover of some £16 million, the company is broadening the use of its technology into other waste material markets worldwide, with a major concentration on the permanent capture of CO2 and supporting organisations in their drive towards cutting carbon emissions.