Viridor moves forward with plans for carbon capture facility at Runcorn with submission of Environmental Permit application

Runcorn CCS

Viridor has taken a significant step forward in its efforts to establish a pioneering carbon capture facility at its Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility. The company has submitted an Environmental Permit application, signalling its commitment to operating at the highest environmental standards and minimising its impact on the environment. This submission underscores Viridor's ongoing commitment to becoming a net zero company by 2040, and net negative by 2045.


A spokesperson for Viridor, said:
“We’re pleased to confirm we have submitted an Environmental Permit application as part of our preparations for bringing a world leading carbon capture facility to Viridor’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility. This is just one of the permissions we’ll need for our carbon capture facility. It sets out how we will operate to the highest standards and minimise our environmental impact. As the body which regulates this type of process, the Environment Agency is currently conducting a consultation on our application. We would encourage anybody with an interest to find out more and submit their views to the Environment Agency as part of this consultation.”

Notes for editors:

Environmental Permitting

Environmental Permits are granted and regulated by the Environment Agency.

They are required for those operating a range of facilities, including sites where waste is recycled, stored, treated or disposed of. This includes waste incineration facilities.

This particular application relates to Viridor’s proposals for carbon capture at its Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility. 

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