Partnership in the biofuels industry

(June 10, 2024) - Carbon Clean, a leader in revolutionising carbon capture solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AGRA Industries, an established leader in the design, fabrication, and complete construction of turnkey facilities. 

Under the strategic partnership, AGRA Industries and Carbon Clean will collaborate to provide Carbon Clean’s semi-modular CaptureX technology to companies in agriculture-related sectors, including the production of biofuel ethanol and sustainable aviation fuels.

Carbon Clean’s CaptureX technology is proven across 49 sites globally and prefabricated, with 80% of the solution modularized and containerized. This substantially reduces on-site activity and installation time compared to open-plant construction. AGRA Industries provides a single source solution for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in multiple markets, including corn and soybean seed, animal feed, biomass pellet, and bio-based fuels.

The collaboration will enable customers to capture CO2 released during the biofuel fermentation stage, enabling the production of fuels with a lower carbon intensity (CI) rating. This will enhance biofuel producers’ ability to claim Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) credits such as the 45Z clean fuel production and 45Q tax credits.

“Carbon Clean’s collaboration with AGRA Industries is a win-win for biofuel producers," says Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean. "Customers will benefit from the expertise of a leading agricultural engineering specialist and our modularized, innovative carbon capture technology that is cost-effective and simple to install. Biofuels are already renewable and by installing efficient carbon capture technology, producers can cut their carbon intensity still further and become full participants in the circular economy.”

“AGRA Industries is excited to bring over 60 years of general contracting experience and partner with Carbon Clean," says Pat Hinner, President of AGRA Industries, said. "With Carbon Clean’s expertise and technology, and AGRA’s experience in design-build skid modularization, together we can make a positive impact by reducing carbon emissions.”

AGRA Industries’ decades of specialist experience, combined with Carbon Clean’s deep expertise in modular carbon capture technologies, will provide a compelling one-stop-shop for the US biofuels production sector.

About Carbon Clean

Carbon Clean is a leader in revolutionizing carbon capture solutions for hard-to-abate industries including cement, steel, refineries, and energy from waste. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces the costs of carbon capture when compared to conventional solutions.

Carbon Clean has over a decade of experience in designing, building, and operating industrial carbon capture systems and it has 49 technology references around the world. The company is an innovation leader in the CCUS market, with over 100 active patent assets across 18 patent families covering 30 countries, and has developed a modular technology, CycloneCC, that is vital for scaling industrial carbon capture deployment to achieve global net zero targets.

Headquartered in the UK and with offices in the US, Canada and India, the company has received funding and grant support from the British and US governments and has established partnerships with industry leaders including Chevron and Cemex. It is also an investor in the Swedish eFuel development company, Liquid Wind.

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About AGRA Industries

AGRA Industries, founded in 1962, has been a leading design build general contractor in various agricultural and industrial markets for over 60 years. AGRA Industries has been an instrumental general contractor leading the industry build outs in corn seed processing, wood biomass, animal feed and ethanol production facilities.

AGRA Industries offers innovative process design, engineering, fabrication, equipment supply, construction, and field service. Located in Central Wisconsin, AGRA is AISC certified, with 135,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space and fully staffed construction crews.

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