Celebrating our progress with United Utilities Innovation Lab

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun. We’ve already completed half of the United Utilities Innovation Lab, making this a perfect time to reflect on both our progress and the work that still needs to be done before we reach our goals.

In November 2023, Bluemethane was one of six companies selected from a pool of 136 applicants and 600 scouted suppliers for the United Utilities Innovation Lab. The lab is an exciting collaborative programme focused on accelerating groundbreaking solutions within a live wastewater environment. This was a pivotal moment in our journey towards commercialisation.

So where are we now? We are successfully testing our methane removal system and collecting data on methane concentration and potential additional emissions. Strides are being made towards implementing a proposal to United Utilities (including a business case and techno-economic assessment) for our first deployed methane capture system. We have also planned how to integrate Bluemethane methane capture technology on site, at a wastewater and bioresources plant.

As a hallmark of our progress, in January we hosted our friends from United Utilities on site at Cranfield, to show them how Bluemethane recovers methane from water. A shout out to Joe Kenyon and Rowan French from United Utilities for making the trip.

The Innovation Lab has been brilliant. It has been wonderful to work so closely with the team and we can’t recommend this programme more highly. Here’s to planning our life with United Utilities after The Lab!

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