Reusing CO2 at industrial scale – a strategic resource vs waste product

Dr Paula Carey from Carbon8 joins Alex to discuss reusing CO2 and how re-use technologies can create new business models for traditional industries

Attention amongst hard to abate sectors is turning more to how to invest at scale in decarbonisation, and to do that – what business models exist to make CO2 planning sustainable. Dr Paula Carey, Co-Founder & CTO of Carbon8, joins Alex to talk about the essential shift in mindset that is needed… viewing CO2 as an asset rather than an expense or liability.

Listen in to the conversation as it explore why it’s taken so long for this mindset shift to start to happen – and how industrials can find markets for their captured CO2. Explore what impact this can have on the planning and financing of projects and the different forms of CO2 utilisation and their relative impact in decarbonisation terms.

You’ll also learn about Carbon8’s own technology and their project at one of Vicat’s plants in France, where flue gas from cement production is being converted to an additive for aggregates.

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Decarb Connect supports the acceleration of industrial decarbonisation around the globe. We share insights and facilitate collaborations across the emerging decarbonisation ecosystem. We look specifically at the most energy-intensive industrials from cement, metals and mining, glass, ceramics, chemicals, O&G and many more and help connect them to technology disruptors, investors and advisors.

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