Cool Planet signs carbon capture MoU with Carmeuse

Cool Planet signs carbon capture MoU with Carmeuse
07 May 2024

Cool Planet Technologies Ltd, based in Guildford, UK, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carmeuse Technologies SA, a key global producer of lime, limestone and mineral-based products, to collaborate on decarbonisation technology developments, using Cool Planet's advanced membrane-based carbon capture technology.

Cool Planet's technology will be used to build a pilot demonstration plant and a study for an industrial plant decarbonisation solution for Carmeuse's lime production assets. The chemical-free process uses significantly less energy than established carbon capture technologies and can be powered entirely from renewable electrical power making it an environmentally friendly technology choice. The compact, scalable, modular, and operationally flexible process makes it ideal for retrofit and new-build applications, claims the company.

Cool Planet has the exclusive rights to commercialise the membrane technology, which was developed by Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon, part of Germany’s largest research organisation. Cool Planet and Hereon are collaborating on the development and commercialisation of the technology, which has been continuously improved and validated in multiple pilot tests over the last decade, including a highly successful test at Holcim’s Höver cement plant in Germany in 2022. Cool Planet will undertake a demonstration at scale of the advance membrane capture technology at Hereon’s site in the 3Q24. In the 1Q25 the technology will be scale to 10,000tpa as part of Cool Planet's project with Holcim to upscale the technology for the decarbonisation of the Höver plant.

Andrew Corner, managing director of Cool Planet Technologies, commented: “We are very pleased to be collaborating with Carmeuse. Cool Planet’s technology has a huge advantage in industries such as lime and cement and we look forward to working with Carmeuse to progress their decarbonisation plans and deliver a cost-efficient solution.”

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