A UK startup has been awarded £1 million to advance its Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technology.

Origen Power has been granted the money from the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, operated by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The cash will be used to build a 400kW prototype plant at a UK site in partnership with Arcola Energy and lime producer Singleton Birch, the company said.

Tim Kruger

The tech, which Origen says offers cost effective (£40/MWh), carbon-negative (-600kg / MWh), baseload power, can also generate lime and high purity CO 2.

Tim Kruger, founder of Origen Power said: “This is a hugely important award. It signifies a realization that we need to invest in technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at scale and that’s just what Origen Power technology does.”