The much-loved combination of beer and crisps is being harnessed for the first time to tackle climate change.
Crisps firm Walkers has adopted a technique it says will slash CO2 emissions from its manufacturing process by 70%.
WALKERS TO CUT CARBON EMISSIONS BY BRINGING POTATOES FULL CIRCLE
- Walkers is introducing innovative technology to manufacture low-carbon, nutrient-rich
fertiliser using potato peelings, in partnership with CCm Technologies
- The fertiliser will be supplied to UK farmers growing potatoes for Walkers crisps from next
year, helping to close the loop and improve soil health
- Use of the fertiliser is expected to reduce Walkers’ carbon emissions from growing
potatoes by 70%
CCm is delighted to announce a first-of-a-kind deployment in the wastewater industry with Yorkshire Water:
- to recover Phosphate materials from the treatment cycle,
- substantially reduce capital investment and maintenance costs for the water utility,
- whilst efficiently recycling nutrients back into the Circular Economy as “Climate Positive“1,2,3 fertilisers.
EarthRenew, in collaboration with CCm Technologies Ltd., has been selected by the UK and Canadian governments to submit an international consortium project proposal
EarthRenew, a quoted company and part of Propel Ventures, CCm’s partner in Canada, issued the attached press release in Toronto on 2nd April
CCm Technologies in partnership with Severn Trent has been awarded approximately £1 million government funding to explore new sustainable ways to recycle wastewater and convert it into a commercial product.
The deployment at the UK’s third largest wastewater treatment plant, Minworth, focuses on a new process which uses captured carbon dioxide to stabilise, nitrogen, phosphate and organic chemicals held within waste streams at Severn Trent, turning them into sustainable plant nutrients.
This pioneering approach is a world first for the wastewater sector and will substantially reduce the amount energy needed, as well as increasing the quality.
HRH the Prince of Wales formally launched the Council in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. CCm is honoured to be one of the sixteen founder members of the Council.
The Sustainable Markets Council (SMC) aims to accelerate a transition to sustainable markets and a decarbonised global economy. At a practical level, the SMC convenes coalitions of public, private and philanthropy leaders to demonstrate what is possible, showcase best practice and to accelerate global change. These efforts are deeply linked to wider global agendas, including the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the biodiversity agenda.
CCm Technologies was delighted to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to their Swindon facility on Thursday 19th December. The Prince of Wales met senior representatives from the UK water utility and wastewater industry to discuss solutions to some of the circular economy challenges facing the sector. Professor Peter Hammond, CCm’s Chief Technology Officer, chaired the session, the principal objective of which was to explore how resources currently held within the water industry can be more efficiently recovered and optimised to help reduce the effects of Climate Change.
“Farming Today” did a follow-up piece on CCm’s low carbon footprint fertiliser, also highlighting the work done by U Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food on the positive impacts of the fertiliser on soil health.
Roger Harrabin’s (BBC’s environment and energy correspondent) published an article “Climate Change - Cashing in on CO2” focusing on three pioneering British companies making a profit out of CO2.
British business seeks to cash in on carbon dioxide
Roger Harrabin’s (BBC’s environment and energy correspondent) piece to camera aired on the BBC National TV "News at One”
Carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere could be used to restore degraded soils, save water and boost crop yields
Prof. Peter Hammond provides overview of the CCM carbon capture technology on morning radio.
CCm Technologies Ltd id delighted to have collaborated with Dr Janice Lake of The University of Sheffield's P3 Soil Science Centre on her report for the Journal of CO2 Utilization on the positive impact of CCm's fertiliser on overall soil health, particularly as it relates to:
• Soil degradation and its impact on agricultural production and global food security and;
• Access to fresh water and its potential constraints on food production.
PwC collaborated with Carbon Limiting Technologies to deliver the Scale Impact Cleantech programme to support high potential scale-up businesses redefining the cleantech sector.
Highlighted CCm's technology as a commercial reality today. Tom Heap, the BBC’s rural affairs correspondent talks to CCm’s CTO, Peter Hammond, between 05:50 mins to 09:00mins.
Inorganic fertiliser case study (Page 38 of main report)
“A few innovative companies are already seizing opportunities related to CO2 utilisation, and new and better processes are emerging.”
“I’m really excited that we have used funds from the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund to support this innovative project – to use waste resources and CO2 to reduce the cost and carbon footprint of fertiliser production. Projects like this can help us meet our climate change targets and drive clean economic growth.”
“Enhancements of both yield promotion and “greenness” were virtually identical to those observed with a commercial N fertiliser.