Government grant for Wednesbury firm
Sustainable energy company KEW Technology is using government funding to develop a pioneering carbon capture and hydrogen production facility.
KEW’s cutting edge sustainable energy centre is on Portway Road in Wednesbury. Its advanced conversion technology tackles climate change by efficiently converting all types of non-recyclable wastes and low-grade biomass into sustainable energy products, such as hydrogen, heat and advanced fuels.
The funding comes through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, under the Greenhouse Gas Removals Programme from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. KEW will use the money to develop a new production module which will reduce the cost of carbon capture, increase the supply of biomass in the UK, boost the UK’s capacity of biodiverse supply chains and support over 3,500 jobs. The unit will begin operation towards the end of 2023.
Kamal Kalsi, CEO of KEW Technology, said: “The funding award provides KEW with an excellent opportunity to showcase how our scalable advanced conversion technology solution can be coupled with carbon capture to form effective negative-carbon energy solutions. This serves as a catalyst for sustainable and accelerated defossilisation”.
Think Sandwell wishes KEW all the best for its innovative developments, and applauds the important part it’s playing in the UK’s drive towards net zero. For more resources to help your business become more environmentally friendly, visit our Going greener page.