The Prince of Wales visits breakthrough carbon capture site, championing CCUS technology


Carbon Clean Press Release

  • 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 Test Reduction 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 honor 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.”