CCm Research develops carbon dioxide utilisation process for value-added materials
Posted on 12/10/2016
CCm has developed technology that converts captured carbon dioxide into stable value-added materials
At KTN we like to profile companies we are helping to “innovate faster” and who are blazing a trail to commercialisation.
One such company is CCm Research. CCm has developed technology that converts captured carbon dioxide into stable value-added materials with multiple uses across global priority sectors of food, agriculture, advanced materials & energy storage. Their current focus is on the development of fertiliser. R&D is being undertaken at their pilot plant co-located at Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility, in Ardley.
By combining ammonia-coated waste fibres from the Viridor site with carbon dioxide from Viridor’s exhaust gas, CCm is able to produce a low-carbon fertiliser product. Fertiliser from the CCm process produces only 15% of the carbon dioxide compared with conventional fertiliser production methods.
Field trials at RAU Cirencester, Harper Adams, and a commercial farm are continuing to test the performance of the fertiliser but initial results from last year’s trials already indicate that CCm’s fertiliser is on par with existing commercial products
KTN has been assisting CCm by providing application support for Innovate UK funding competitions. We have been utilising our unique cross-sector knowledge to connect CCm with potential investors, customers and supply chain partners, as well as making introductions to various agriculture and horticulture research organisations to validate its fertiliser product.
CCm has also been involved in a KTN/Innovate UK scoping workshop to identify opportunities for their innovate materials in thermal storage, which allows CCm to help shape future funding opportunities in this area.