Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - private sector client
We have assisted and managed a technical research project into CCS to review the potential for converting CO2 into Formates (for example Formic acid). The project involved a thorough assessment of existing CCS technologies in order to inform the direction of the research. This in turn meant; a review of strategic documentation relating to clean fossil fuel technologies, the attendance at key national information events, engagement with key public and private sector stakeholders and assessment of the market potential for these technologies.
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) - public sector client
The project investigated the viability of locating a potential Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in the East Midlands that would use industrial and commercial food waste from the region as an input to the process to produce biomethane for application in transport logistics. We provided support to the project based on our knowledge of and networks with businesses, academia, trade bodies, support organisations and technology providers located in the East Midlands. The support provided focused on; a review of the legislative issues around the establishment of such a facility, the identification and quantification of industrial and commercial food waste sources in the region, a review of the knowledge base and skills support relating to AD across the East Midlands, an evaluation of potential funding sources for such a facility, consultation with technology providers and waste management organisations and input into an economic model and planning application for the facility.
Civil Nuclear Power - public sector client
We undertook an exercise to understand the economic potential of the Nuclear Build Programme for the East Midlands. This assessed the opportunities for East Midlands based companies to supply goods and services to the Nuclear Power station build programme. It therefore covered the supply chain, the existing potential suppliers to this, the support available to these companies, the timescales of the programme and how the supply chain in the region would have to position itself in order to capitalise on this opportunity. The output from this exercise was therefore; a database of businesses relating to the civil nuclear supply chain, a summary of the timescale and routes to market associated with the programme and a set of recommendations as to how businesses should prepare for this opportunity.