Nature-based carbon removal company Brilliant Planet and global engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald Group announced on 17 April that they will jointly develop Brilliant Planet’s carbon dioxide removal (CDR) facility in Morocco.
Mott MacDonald will initially provide Front End Engineering Design support, covering multiple disciplines for the demonstration facility in Akhfennir, Morocco and will collaborate with Brilliant Planet for the site development as the construction commences later in 2023.
“We are currently developing the largest algae production facility in the world (by volume) which will be commissioned in 2024. Together with our partners, we are creating innovative engineering designs that reduce energy demand and environmental footprint throughout the asset lifecycle,” said Mert Yesugey, Brilliant Planet’s Director of Engineering.
Mark Dives, Mott MacDonald Account Leader added, “Negative emissions technologies have an important role to play in limiting global warming and combat the effects of climate change. Brilliant Planet’s method of using marine microalgae to capture and sequester CO2 offers a promising and highly scalable pathway.
“We are delighted to support Brilliant Planet’s vision during a time where we are extensively focussing on nature-based solutions for reducing carbon emissions and driving climate change mitigation.”
Source: Brilliant Planet Limited