Aker Carbon Capture and Viridor announced plans to help the UK accelerate its decarbonization agenda through a partnership for next-generation modular carbon capture, utilization and storage technology (CCUS). Viridor has an ambition to become the first net zero waste company by 2040 by bringing forward CCUS alongside plastics extraction and increased recycling. To support the delivery of CCUS, Viridor unveiled plans that could unleash up to ?1bn private investment into the UK. The plans include exploring the installation of modular CCUS plants on five Viridor waste-to-energy sites across the UK. Viridor has partnered with pure-play CCUS specialist Aker Carbon Capture for the delivery of five modular plants. This partnership with Aker Carbon Capture could accelerate Viridor's net zero plans by a decade to 2030. Aker Carbon Capture's Just CatchT modular carbon capture plant is based on the company's proprietary and HSE-friendly carbon capture technology, which it has developed over the past two decades. The modular carbon capture plants will allow the technology to be deployed within fifteen months of planning and permitting, reducing fossil emissions at these sites by up to 90%. Developing the modular CCUS plants on the five waste-to-energy sites combined with two planned bespoke CCUS plants, would deliver about 1.5 million tonnes CO2 savings a year, meeting 15% of the UK government's 2030 emissions reduction target. This investment would also create around 1,000 construction jobs and up to 180 skilled green jobs in Scotland, Wales and the English regions. The partners look forward to collaborating and maturing the opportunities in the rapidly evolving market for CCUS in the UK.