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Carbon8 Systems strengthen senior management team

Paul Collins

Carbon-capture specialists appoint Paul Collins to board of directors 

CARBON-negative aggregate specialists Carbon8 Systems have announced the appointment of Paul Collins to their board of directors. Mr Collins joins the Kent-based company after 12 years as group finance director for BWB Group, the multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy.

His board appointment comes at a time of significant growth and business development for Carbon8 Systems as the company enters a period of financial evolution. 

The carbon-capture specialist recently undertook its first commercial project at Vicat Group’s Montalieu cement plant, near Lyon, in France. Carbon8 Systems have also announced their first pilot project in the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector, where they will deploy their accelerated carbonation technology (ACT) at AVR’s Duiven EfW plant in Holland.  

John Pilkington, executive chair of Carbon8 Systems, commented: ‘Paul’s experience at BWB, having led several M&A transactions and financial improvement projects, will be hugely valuable to the Carbon8 Systems team as we embark on the next phase of our growth.

‘We have a proven carbon-capture process that’s now deployed in two industrial sectors where greenhouse gas emissions reduction is critical towards achieving net zero. We also have an encouraging pipeline of projects in the UK and overseas. We are at an early stage in our commercial development, so Paul’s arrival is great news and will help us take full advantage of the growing interest in our technology.’

Commenting on his new role, Mr Collins added: ‘It’s an exciting time to be joining the team at Carbon8 Systems and I look forward to the journey ahead. With governments around the world committing to net zero, and more and more large industrial companies committing to carbon neutrality, Carbon8 Systems is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for cost-effective, market-ready carbon capture solutions.’

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