C-Capture welcomes Shadow Chancellor

C-Capture, developers of innovative, next generation carbon capture technology, welcomed a visit from the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer to their headquarters in Leeds today, Friday 8 September.

Rachel Reeves MP visited the Yorkshire-based cleantech company to explore the pivotal role C-Capture’s solvent-based technology can play in mitigating climate change.

Rachel Reeves Labour MP for Leeds West and Shadow Chancellor with Lucy O’Dwyer, Senior Chemist at C-Capture in the company’s R&D lab. Credit Tom Arran.

C-Capture’s proprietary solvent-based technology captures carbon dioxide from emissions. Based on fundamentally different chemistry to other currently available carbon capture approaches, C-Capture’s solution is amine free and environmentally benign. Extremely robust, it is suitable for use in industries that are difficult to decarbonise. It also uses less energy than current commercially available solutions and is lower cost.

The advantages of C-Capture’s solution mean it has the potential to break through the barriers that are currently preventing the widespread adoption of carbon capture technology – and help reach net zero.

Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West and Shadow Chancellor, said, “It was fantastic to visit C-Capture in Leeds to see the incredible work taking place on carbon capture and storage. It’s these types of businesses that show the huge potential we have as a region and a country to be a world leader in the industries of the future.”

Tom White, CEO, C-Capture, said, “I was absolutely delighted to welcome Rachel back to C-Capture. We are privileged to have received a visit from her at an earlier point in our journey and it was fantastic to talk her through our exponential growth from a team of 6 when she last visited in 2019, to the team of 40 talented engineers, chemists and business support employees that make C-Capture to date.

“An innovative UK cleantech company, we’ve been at the forefront of carbon capture for over a decade. It was a pleasure to discuss the impact that the UK’s leading carbon capture tech sector can make in mitigating climate change – as well as the opportunities it presents for the UK economy.”