Constantly advancing our solutions
We are renowned for our trusted solution innovations applying expertise across the policy, strategy and technology value chain to address complex, universal challenges, such as energy security, food and water security.
Solution innovations for energy decarbonisation
Ricardo is at the forefront of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing local communities with renewable heat and electricity, and delivering national energy security.
We leverage our credentials in policy around net zero targets, expertise in carbon capture systems and cogeneration technologies, and application of engineering methods and tools developed from the automotive sector.
We are designing, installing and operating a combined heat and power demonstrator plant with a carbon negative footprint to showcase climate repairing technology, and demonstrate the effectiveness of community scale negative emission technology plus clean energy using sustainably-sourced forestry waste.
Solution innovation for food and drink manufacturers
The rising wholesale price of natural gas and uncertainty over the security of supply of energy and food-grade carbon dioxide mean that globally-renowned food and drinks manufacturers need a solution that can give them reassurance about supply and cost control to ensure that they can keep on making their products. Our negative emission cogeneration technology can be located at a food manufacturing site, be fed by sustainable wood waste from local, indigenous sources at a lower cost than natural gas, and securely and continuously supply clean energy, heat, industrial-grade carbon dioxide and biochar – which could be sold to the farmers who might well be producing ingredients for the manufacturers. Industry therefore benefits from security of supply and a virtuous circle of production.
Solution innovation for farming, agriculture and commercial growers
The farming, agriculture and commercial growers sector is challenged to cut emissions and deliver national food security. Our combined heat and power plant can be located on a farm, be fed by sustainable wood waste from local, indigenous sources at a lower cost than natural gas, and securely and continuously supply clean energy, heat, food-grade carbon dioxide and biochar - all to significantly reduce emissions and deliver food security.
Solution innovation for the construction sector
The concrete and cement sector intends to go beyond net zero and become net negative: significant carbon reduction will come from carbon capture, usage and storage with biomass considered as a route forwards. Ricardo's solution innovation in negative emission cogeneration technology can make carbon curing - a highly effective and disruptive technology - affordable, accessible and a mainstream option for the concrete industry, significantly reducing life cycle impacts and upstream emissions.
Ricardo to use innovative carbon capture for greenhouse gas removal
Ricardo is leading a consortium that has won funding from the UK Government to design a community-scale greenhouse gas removal system.
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Solution innovation Resources
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We work with businesses to maximise benefit and avoid risks on their sustainability journey.Learn more
Ricardo provides impartial evidence and analysis underpinning environmental policymaking throughout the policy life cycle.Learn more
Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.Learn more
We can support your organisation with scientifically robust and high quality approaches to energy transition to deliver you value across a wide range of areas.Learn more
Operations and maintenance services to ensure that our clients' programmes are delivered with excellence.Learn more