Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant

Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant
07 January 2020

Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental) and Total have formed a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA.
The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000tpa of CO2 directly from the LafargeHolcim cement plant, which would be sequestered underground permanently by Occidental.
“OLCV is dedicated to advancing low-carbon solutions that will enhance Occidental's business while reducing emissions," OLCV President, Richard Jackson, said. "Participating in this study aligns with our goals of finding an economical pathway toward large-scale application of carbon-capture technologies to reduce emissions."
The carbon-capture facility under review will employ Svante's technology to capture carbon directly from industrial sources at half the capital cost of existing solutions.
"Being at the forefront of the low-carbon transition requires continuous innovation and partnerships," LafargeHolcim CEO Jan Jenisch said. "LafargeHolcim has significantly invested in the development of low-carbon solutions. Collaborating with Svante, OLCV and Total, we expect to realise a successful US carbon-capture project in the near future."
"Svante's capital cost advantage, combined with progressive tax credit policies such as the 45Q tax credit in the US, can make carbon capture profitable across a range of large-scale industrial applications like cement," said Claude Letourneau, president and CEO of Svante Inc.
"Total has slated 10 per cent of its annual R&D budget to make significant advances in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology, a key technology to curb worldwide CO2 emissions," said Marie-Noëlle Semeria, senior  vice president, Group CTO at Total.
This joint initiative follows the recently-launched Project CO2MENT between Svante, LafargeHolcim and Total in Canada at the Lafarge Richmond cement plant, where progress has been made towards re-injecting captured CO2 into concrete.

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