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CCmB

Carbon Removal through Sustainable Fertiliser production

Quantity
505
Pre-CORCs
Average Price
65 €
Per CORC
Production Timeline
Q1 2022-Q1 2022

About the project

CCm Technologies optimises resource use through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) solutions. The technology uses captured carbon dioxide from industrial power generation to stabilise a wide variety of materials (such as ammonia and phosphates) from agricultural and industrial waste streams and uses these to create new fertiliser products with significantly lower than usual carbon and resource footprints.

This project will see CCm deploy it's carbon capture to sustainable fertiliser production unit at an Anaerobic Digestion facility in the United Kingdom. The CCm unit will utilise CO2 to stabilise variable nutrients held within the organic digestate solids to produce a sustainable fertiliser which will remove CO2e by sequestering it within soil for at least 20years. 

The project will see production of 500tonnes of sustainable fertiliser, removing 1.01 t/CO2e for each tonne of fertiliser produced. Therefores, generating 505 CORCS.

Key Project Data

  • Type of project info
    New facility or site
  • Carbon removal methodology info
    Soil Amendments
  • Durability of carbon removal in years (number) info
    20
  • Co-benefits info
    CCm Technology has many co-benefits for the environment, all activated by the deployment of sustainable fertilisers.

    CCm fertilisers both remove CO2e, through soil carbon sequestration but they also avoid the production of CO2e emissions produced through conventional fertiliser production where significant energy requirements are incurred through the production of Ammonia for Nitrogen. CCm fertilisers can directly replace a significant proportion of chemical fertiliser use on farm. The CCm fertiliser pellets can be spread using existing farm equipment with no change to existing farm practices.

    CCm fertiliser pellets include a significant ratio of orgnaic fibrous material, which when combined with the calcium carbonate (chalk) derived from captured CO2, improvies soil health, through increasing micro-organism families, increasing water retention in soil by upto 60%. CCm fertiliser have shown to reduce surface run-off by 80% and reduce lost nutrients and contaminants found in leachate liquors which often end up in clean rivers and seas. Natural biodiversity increases are seen through improvements in soil health, initially, through increased mircorganisms and earth worms, then followed by broader species.

    Improved soil health and more stable nutrients, held within the CCm fertiliser pellets allow for improved delivery of nutrients to the plant root ball, increasing wilt times and improving biofauna and floral activity. 7 years of commercial field trials have shown CCm fertiliser to achieve equivalent crop yields on a range of food production crops in comparison to conventional chemical or mineral fertilisers.

    The CCm technology allows the extension of existing finite resources and improved nutrient management thruough production of sustainable fertiliser using recovered resources.

    By capturing CO2 on industrial sites such as those operating anaerobic digestion, CCm can reduce emissions in Scope 1, 2 and 3. Direct emissions reduction through carbon capture and utilisation of ammonia can reduce scope 1 emissions. Through drying and pelletisation of fertilisers, CCm significantly reduces the volume of industry resources which require delivery to land in Scope 2. Depending on the fertiliser formulation being produced, transport costs can be reduced by upto 80%. Finally, delivery of high carbon, sustainable fertilsers to land allows carbon removal in scope 3 combined with the significant reduction of on farm emissions through reduced emissions related to chemical fertiliser inputs. The use of CO2 to stabilse volatile NOx emissions held within recovered resources ensures minimal emissions on land when compared to chemical/mineral alternatives.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) info
  • Production facility country info
    United Kingdom
  • Site visits are possible info
    Yes
  • Certifications or assessments info
    Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) - UK

    ISO9001 - Quality Management
  • Planned start date of construction info
    13/12/2021
  • Planned start date of production info
    03/01/2022
  • Annual carbon removal capacity in tCO2e (number) info
    505
  • Additionality info
    This project is acting as a pilot unit to demonstrate production of sustainable fertilisers in a new sector. Upon succesful demonstration, further scaled up CCm modules can be deployed both as an addition to this project but also on new sites. This approach will increase the volume of sustainable fertiliser production and therefore the generation of future CORCS from the hundred tonne scale to the thousand tonne scale.

    This approach will provide new sector confidence which is only possible through the adoption of integration of CORCS. This modular approach will reduce project revenues compared to a scaled up CCm unit and so CORCS are very much required to ensure the project can break even and significantly increase profitability of the project.

    Demonstration of sustainable fertiliser production and generation of CORCS within this project, significantly accelerates future scale up of this project but also future projects within this new sector.
  • Implementation of this project is subject to receiving funding (equity or debt) info
    No
  • Implementation of this project is subject to permits (building, environmental, etc.) info
    Yes
  • Implementation of this project is subject to reaching minimum pre-CORC commitments info
    No
  • The above conditions are expected to be fulfilled on this date
    03/01/2022
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About the supplier

CCm Technologies Ltd

CCm Technologies optimises resource use through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) solutions. The technology uses captured carbon dioxide from industrial power generation to stabilise a wide variety of materials (such as ammonia and phosphates) from agricultural and industrial waste streams and uses these to create new fertiliser products with significantly lower than usual carbon and resource footprints.

CCm expects to have 3 further projects producing 10,000tonnes of fertiliser output per site confirmed and in construction during 2022.

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