The Reduced Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE) initiative is a £9.2m EU-backed scheme to test and drive forward next generation technologies to help reduce carbon emissions from Welsh industry.
The project is led by the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Research Centre (SERC) team at the University of South Wales, and will draw on world-class expertise to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from large and heavy equipment and facilities, and help drive a stronger and greener economy.
RICE will work with local supply chain companies to test how carbon dioxide produced from heavy industrial processes can be innovatively used to make high value products and industrially important chemicals.
The technologies to be tested will also explore the production of green hydrogen, which can be used to fuel cars, other modes of transport, and energy production processes, further helping to reduce our carbon footprint.
As part of the project, large-scale demonstration systems will be set up with global steel manufacturer Tata Steel, as well as Welsh Water, to support the testing of technologies that can capture carbon dioxide and covert it into high-end products such as pure proteins for animal feed and DHA omega-3 fatty acids for human use.
For more information go to the RICE website.
RICE is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government