From Developing Next-Gen Clean Tech to Inspiring the Next Generation

C-Capture – developers of world-leading, next-generation carbon capture technology – participated in the G3 Energy Summit, London, March 19, helping to inspire the next generation of graduates into clean tech careers.

George Wright and James Wheatley formed part of an expert panel – comprising representatives from industry, academia, and governance – debating carbon capture as part of London’s biggest student-led energy conference. Organised by the energy societies of top UK universities – University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, and the University of Cambridge – the annual conference focused this year on ‘The Multifaceted Energy Transition’.

George Wright is a Proposal Engineer at C-Capture, working within the company’s Commercialisation Team to deliver C-Capture technology solutions for industry. George graduated from Imperial College London with an MEng in Chemical Engineering. Throughout his degree, he gained a breadth of experience in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), working with Imperial’s amine-based CCS pilot plant, and completed his master’s project in post combustion CCS using solid adsorbents.

George said:

My interest in carbon capture really started while studying for my Chemical Engineering degree at Imperial. It was great to be head back to share my experience having spent almost three years in the industry, and to showcase C-Capture’s innovative technology. Hopefully I helped inspire the next wave of graduates to pursue careers in carbon capture and other clean technologies!

James Wheatley is a Senior Chemist at C-Capture’s chemistry team. He is responsible for the advanced chemical analysis needed to explore and optimise the performance of C-Capture’s novel solvents, from feasibility through to process plant monitoring. James received his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2016, specialising in the fundamental chemistry of carbon dioxide capture and developing some of the theoretical underpinnings for C-Capture’s current work. He also holds an MChem in Chemistry with Professional Experience from the University of Warwick, where he was awarded the university’s Andrew McCamley Prize for his outstanding final-year research project. Before joining C-Capture, James worked as a highly successful lead consultant for Granted Consultancy, delivering over £4m in grant funding for a wide variety of innovative R&D projects.

James said:

I was delighted to attend the G3 Energy Summit which I believe is an amazing opportunity for young people to get to grips with the biggest challenges facing our industry. It was great to share and discuss the future of carbon capture with the rest of the expert panel and the future generation of energy experts.

Marieke De Bock, G3 Energy Summit Content Team Member, Imperial College London Energy Society said:

After learning about carbon capture technology and operating a carbon capture pilot plant at university, I was excited to hear how C-Capture addresses the climate issue and how recent Imperial graduates made the transition into that field.

C-Capture’s innovative carbon capture technology has the potential to help mitigate the impacts of climate change. C-Capture’s unique approach uses up to 40% less energy than current commercially available technologies, is low cost and well suited to the large-scale capture of carbon dioxide.