C-Capture partners with Heidelberg Materials on carbon capture trial

C-Capture partners with Heidelberg Materials on carbon capture trial
10 May 2024

C-Capture, a UK-based developer of next generation technology for carbon dioxide removal, has launched a new carbon capture trial in partnership with Heidelberg Materials. The trial, which utilises C-Capture’s innovative solution for industrial decarbonisation, is taking place at Heidelberg Materials' cement plant in Ketton, Lincolnshire, UK. 

It forms part of C-Capture’s national project, ‘XLR8 CCS – Accelerating the Deployment of a Low-Cost Carbon Capture Solution for Hard-to-Abate Industries’. Working with project partners across the UK, C-Capture’s XLR8 CCS project will demonstrate that a low-cost carbon capture solution is a reality for difficult-to-decarbonise industries in the race to net zero.

A carbon capture solvent compatibility unit (CCSCU), designed and built by C-Capture and XLR8 CCS project partner Wood, is now installed and operating at the Heidelberg Materials cement plant. The unit will prove the ability of C-Capture’s proprietary carbon capture technology to remove CO2 from the flue gas emissions produced during the cement manufacturing process.

Based on fundamentally different chemistry to other commercially available carbon capture approaches, C-Capture’s technology does not rely on the use of amines, offering a lower cost and environmentally benign solution. It is also extremely robust and able to withstand the challenging flue gases produced by hard-to-abate sectors.

Simon Willis, CEO, Heidelberg Materials UK, said, “Carbon capture is a critical part of our strategy to decarbonise cement production and essential if we are to reach net zero and help our customers achieve their own decarbonisation goals. Our venture with C-Capture is another example of our commitment to developing new technologies and, if successful, has the potential to be rolled-out at other sites across the Heidelberg Materials Group.”

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