Issue 9 2022

14 Acquisition International - Issue 9 2022 Jun22536 The Future of Sustainable Energy Starts Here In today’s world, the climate crisis is the most pressing issue – it’s on every news channel, in every newspaper, and is talked about throughout social media. In order to tackle this issue, new solutions must come forward. Providing one of these solutions is KEW Technology, the Most Outstanding Sustainable Energy Technology Firm 2022 – UK. limate change is a global issue – it affects everyone – meaning that no longer can people remain ignorant or turn away from the matter. It’s not going to go away. There are several ways that we, as an international community, can reduce the impact – however, a great amount of this responsibility falls upon global corporations, some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide and pollutants. Henceforth, many businesses are turning towards sustainable energy in order to drastically reduce their carbon footprint, and, in turn, their contributions to a crisis. A pioneer within the sustainable energy sector, KEW Technology has brought forth a new way of implementing green practices within businesses. KEW Technology envisions a world that has surpassed the need for fossil fuels. Through developing its own development capabilities and proprietary advanced gasification process, a form of Advanced Conversion Technology, the innovator is commercialising a modular sustainable solution that converts non-recyclable waste and biomass-based feedstocks into sustainable energy products such as industrial heat, hydrogen, rDME and other advanced fuels. This is providing a deep decarbonisation solution to its clients to bolster the use of eco-friendly production methods. Consequently, KEW Technology is at the epicentre of two parallel market revolutions: the drive to zero carbon emissions and the shift to a zero-waste circular economy. Of course, this ties into KEW Technology’s mission to push the world towards zero carbon through targeting energy-intensive industries and advanced fuels sectors. KEW’s solutions end-products are sustainable alternatives to natural gas, LPG and transport fuels amongst other fossil-intensive gases and fuels. Supported in its earlier years by its Co-Funders at the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) – a partnership between the UK Government, BP, Rolls Royce, Shell, Caterpillar and E.ON – KEW Technology certainly has the momentum and funding to make this goal a reality. The company is further supported and aligned with key UK Government departments including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Transport, Department for International Development, and more. More recently, Dimeta (a joint venture between SHV Energy and UGI International; two of the world’s largest LPG market players) and KEW Technology announced a partnership, culminating in the creation of Circular Fuels Ltd. The joint venture, which was launched in early 2022, will develop C renewable and recycled carbon dimethyl ether (rDME) production plants. rDME (a molecule chemically similar to propane and butane) is a clean-burning and versatile fuel that has been identified as a key enabler in the defossillising of the LPG industry and therefore the off-grid energy sector. Moreover, the partnership has initiated a multimillion-pound investment which has aided the setup of the venture, and leverages KEW’s proprietary advanced gasification technology to develop waste-to-rDME production plants worldwide. Circular Fuels Ltd is preparing for its first large-scale plant in Teesside, UK with the project being in late stage detailed engineering, with the production of rDME expected to begin in 2024. The plan is for subsequent plants to be located across Europe and North America. This feeds back into the creation of a circular economy, which, in turn, is leading to a zero-carbon future. In addition, it links to – what has been coined – the ‘energy trilemma.’ The energy trilemma encompasses affordability, sustainability, and energy security within the production and delivery of energy, which are the three core issues that are currently rife within the sector. KEW Technology strikes a balance between each pillar, redefining what each means within the world today. Simply, KEW Technology is entirely unique, it is changing how the sustainable energy market operates, and it is doing this not only for the betterment of the industry, but also for the planet. The innovative process has been proven at KEW Technology’s world-first, commercial-scale plant – the Sustainable Energy Centre – which spent over 10 years in development with over £30 million in investments. The state-of-the-art operational facility serves as the core proof for KEW Technology’s innovative process, which currently converts non-recyclable wastes and low-grade biomass into sustainable energy products, such as heat and power with rDME, hydrogen with carbon capture and other advanced fuels soon to be demonstrated at the flagship facility in the Midlands, UK. Thanks to the pressurised element of the process that enables modularity, KEW is commercialising the same process with no scale-up risk through a unique approach to deploy its technology via standardised modules, manufactured to a standardised design by experienced manufacturing partners with established production facilities and supply chains. This is very different to the traditional Energy from Waste and biofuels projects bespoke construction approach on a project-by-project basis adopted by larger scale project developers, which does not lend itself to deployment synergies and cost reductions.