The use of Accelerated Carbonation Technology for the treatment of Thermal Residues and the manufacture of a sustainable carbon negative aggregate has been developed by Carbon8 Aggregates following 15 years of award winning research undertaken at leading UK universities.
Pioneered by leading academics, the business has worldwide patents and is currently one of only a few companies in the UK to hold an Environment Agency ‘End of Waste’ agreement, classifying the finished aggregate as a ‘product’.
Following various scaled trials, the first commercial facility was built in spring 2012 at Brandon in Suffolk where, a couple of years later, a further £1.5m was invested in building a second line to double its treatment capacity to over 50,000 tonnes of aggregate per year. With the support of its principal investor, Grundon Waste Management Ltd, Carbon8 Aggregates have built two further two-line plants in Avonmouth and Leeds to become the preeminent recycler of Thermal Residues within the UK.
With the unique use of Carbon Dioxide within its treatment process, Carbon8 Aggregates is ranked within the top 10 companies in the UK for permanent Carbon Capture from a commercialised process. It is also believed to be the only company in the world that produces an aggregate that is truly carbon negative winning numerous industry awards for its green credentials.
Carbon8 Aggregates is a genuine ‘world’s first’, on a number of fronts and has attracted interest from both the UK Government and the international community.
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