Enfinium proposes £200m North Wales carbon capture project

The project could be capable of capturing up to 235,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, accelerating efforts to achieve net zero.

Planning and consenting for the Parc Adfer CCS project is said to commence later this year

Enfinium has announced that it is progressing plans to invest approximately £200 million in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at the Parc Adfer energy from waste (EfW) facility in Deeside, North Wales.

The project intends to capture up to 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year.

With over half the waste processed at the facility organic, Enfinium said installing CCS would enable the plant to take more CO2 out of the atmosphere than it produces.

According to the company, the Welsh government’s carbon budget makes clear that Wales “needs carbon removal solutions” to mitigate other polluting parts of the economy to achieve a “net zero economy”.

Opened in 2019 in partnership with the five local authorities that make up the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Partnership (NWRWTP), Parc Adfer currently diverts up to 232,000 tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate damaging landfill.

With CCS installed, Parc Adfer will support the Welsh Government’s ambition to have 100% zero carbon power by 2035 and support over 1,000 jobs in the green economy during the construction phase.

The proposal has been put forward for grant support from the UK Government as part of the expansion of its ‘Track-1’ carbon capture programme as part of the HyNet carbon capture cluster.


Mike Maudsley, CEO of enfinium, said: “To deliver a net zero carbon economy, Wales needs to find a way to produce carbon removals or negative emissions at scale. Installing carbon capture at the Parc Adfer facility would transform it into the largest generator of carbon negative power in Wales, decarbonise unrecyclable waste and support the green economy in Deeside and wider North Wales region.”

Ben Burggraaf, CEO of Net Zero Industry Wales, commented: “North-East Wales has an exciting opportunity to leverage technologies like carbon capture and hydrogen to produce the sustainable goods and services of the future. It is critical that projects like those at Parc Adfer move forward as quickly as possible to maintain our competitive advantage over other countries.”

Planning and consenting for the Parc Adfer CCS project is said to commence later this year.

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