Velocys joins Zero Carbon Humber

3 Feb 2022

North East England businesses form a partnership to meet the UK's zero carbon targets

Velocys has joined Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH), a partnership to build the world’s first net zero industrial cluster and decarbonise the North of England. ZCH will establish critical infrastucture to capture CO2 emissions and supply negative carbon power across the Humber.

The Altalto project in Immingham, in collaboration with British Airways, is located on the Humber estuary. It is expected to be Europe’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel facility processing household and commercial waste destined for landfill or incineration to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Carbon capture and storage can enable the production of fuels with net negative carbon intensity. Velocys has the technology solution to enable the production of SAF to help decarbonise aviation and help meet net zero targets.

Dr Neville Hargreaves, Velocys VP Waste to Fuels, said:
“Velocys is delighted to be joining the impressive group of companies that make up Zero Carbon Humber. The Altalto project, in collaboration with British Airways, can deliver zero carbon flight this decade and is an example of the new industries enabled by carbon capture and storage, bringing skilled green jobs to the region.”


Notes to editors:

The Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) Partnership aims to decarbonise the UK’s largest and most carbon-intensive industrial cluster, supporting the UK net zero target. With its first project aiming to start up in 2026, ZCH will establish critical infrastructure to capture at least 17 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and supply up to 10 gigawatts of hydrogen in industry and power projects across the Humber by the mid-2030s. ZCH will contribute significantly to UK ambitions for 10 million tonnes of CO2 capture and 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production by 2030, and provide carbon negative power from biomass with carbon capture technology (BECCS).

The ZCH Partnership now includes Associated British Ports, British Steel, Centrica Storage Ltd, Drax Group, Equinor, INEOS Acetyls, Mitsubishi Power, National Grid Ventures, px Group, SSE Thermal, Saltend Cogeneration Company Limited, Uniper, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and Velocys. To learn more, please visit