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The Prince of Wales visits breakthrough carbon capture site

5 November 2021
  • Leading UK carbon capture company, Carbon Clean, hosts The Prince of Wales at site displaying the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology
  • The Prince of Wales, who also holds the Baron of Renfrew title, visited Doosan Babcock’s Emissions Reduction Test Facility in Renfrew, Glasgow as part of his COP26 trip
  • His Royal Highness champions carbon capture, use and storage and supports its development through a CCUS Task Force within his Sustainable Markets Initiative

The Prince of Wales has visited the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology, pioneered by Carbon Clean, at a site visit in Renfrew, Glasgow, during COP26.

The Prince of Wales champions the development and adoption of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions through a CCUS Task Force within the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), which he launched in 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Prince of Wales came to see the technology in operation at Doosan Babcock’s Emissions Reduction Test Facility in Renfrew, Glasgow, where it has been tested since July 2020. The partnership with Carbon Clean has delivered benefits for the local community creating additional employment opportunities at the facility that had been inactive for some time.

Carbon Clean, a global leader in cost-effective CO2 capture technology and services, launched CycloneCC last week. The modular technology will make carbon capture simple, affordable, and scalable – bringing it within reach of a huge number of industrial emitters. The UK government has backed Carbon Clean on three occasions, providing £5 million in funding.

The Prince of Wales has a strong connection with the Royal Borough of Renfrew as he became the 29th Baron of Renfrew on his birth in 1948. His Royal Highness also visited Babcock Power in May 1982 and the Emissions Reduction Test Facility was officially opened by The Princess Royal in 2010.

Aniruddha Sharma, Co-founder and CEO of Carbon Clean, said:

“It’s a huge honour to show The Prince of Wales our revolutionary carbon capture technology during COP26. CCUS is crucial to meeting global net zero targets and we are committed to working with The Prince of Wales, as a member of the SMI, on scaling CCUS deployment globally. As a modular, scalable and cost-effective solution, CycloneCC overcomes previous barriers to adoption and will make carbon capture a viable proposition for industrial emitters.

“We are grateful to The Prince of Wales for the support he has shown the CCUS sector and are thrilled to be showing him the future of carbon capture.”


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Notes to editors

  1. For more on CycloneCC see: Press release and Film
  2. To request a visit to see Carbon Clean’s CycloneCC unit at Doosan Babcock’s Emissions Reduction Test Facility in Glasgow, contact 

About Carbon Clean

Carbon Clean is a global leader in cost-effective CO2 capture technology and services. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces the costs and environmental impacts of CO2 separation when compared to existing techniques.

The technology has been proven at scale in power, cement, refineries, CHP and heavy industry boilers in over 10 locations, including the UK, USA, Germany, India, Norway, and the Netherlands. It is currently in use at the world’s largest industrial-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant in Tuticorin, India for the chemicals sector. The UK government has supported the development of Carbon Clean’s technology through competitive grants.

The company was awarded a ‘Technology Pioneer’ award by the World Economic Forum and most recently selected as one of Cemex Ventures Top50 ConTech Startups and named a 2021 Global Cleantech 100 company.

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About the Sustainable Markets Initiative

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, launched the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) alongside a 10-point action plan at Davos in January 2020. The SMI is a network of global CEOs working together to build prosperous and sustainable economies that generate long-term value through the balanced integration of natural, social, human and financial capital.

Over 30 industry and investment roundtables have been convened by His Royal Highness since January 2020. Task Forces include: Asset Management/Asset Owners; Financial Services; Private Equity; Insurance; Energy Transition; Sustainable Road Transport; Hydrogen; Carbon Capture Use and Storage; Agriculture and Land Use; Circular Bioeconomy; Plastics; Fashion; Aviation; Shipping, and Water & Climate Finance.

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