Tuesday, 26th October, 2021

Cory signals net zero intent by joining Carbon Capture and Storage Association

Cory has announced that it has joined the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), emphasising the company’s commitment to helping the UK meet its 2050 net zero target.

The CCSA was established to ensure that carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is recognised as an essential solution to deliver net zero emissions across the economy. It is working to develop long-term commercial models that will establish CCUS clusters to deliver clean regional growth and help industry transition to a low-carbon economy.

Cory’s Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Ross Brown, said: “Our sector has a key role to play in meeting the UK’s goals on climate change and Cory is actively exploring carbon capture technology to deliver further emission reductions and, potentially, negative emission operations.

“We recognise the role that the CCSA plays in engaging Government to ensure the UK has policy in place to enable energy from waste facilities to deliver net zero and beyond."

He added: “Cory is one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies and is committed to investing more than £600 million in further crucial waste management infrastructure through our planned Riverside Energy Park. It is therefore vital for the company to have access to the best resources available so we can help the UK to realise its net zero ambitions.”

Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive of the CCSA, said: “We are delighted to welcome Cory into CCSA membership. This year has seen immense growth in the number of companies joining the CCSA and in particular from the energy from waste sector. This demonstrates the breadth of applications for which carbon capture, utilisation and storage provides an important net zero solution.”

CCSA members are drawn from a wide range of sectors such as industry, equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, distribution, academia and regional bodies – as well as the associated supply chain and service sector.