Lafarge Canada and Hyperion collaborate on carbon recycling

Lafarge Canada and Hyperion collaborate on carbon recycling
12 June 2024

Lafarge Canada and Canadian carbon technology innovator Hyperion Global Energy Corp have announced the launch of Hyperion’s patented Tandem Carbon Recycling System© pilot. This pioneering process advances circularity by capturing and transforming carbon emissions into high-performance mineral components used to make sustainable building solutions such as low-carbon concrete and other materials. 

The pilot project, currently in operation at Lafarge’s Bath cement plant in Ontario, involves the testing of Hyperion’s net-zero mineral solutions for advanced concrete such as Lafarge’s ECOPact, which can lower embedded carbon by between 30-90 per cent compared to standard concrete without any compromise in performance.

The joint effort will further develop and scale Hyperion’s proprietary Tandem Carbon Recycling technology, a drop-in system that captures and transforms waste carbon emissions into high purity minerals that permanently store carbon. Hyperion’s novel reactive mineralisation process achieves up to 98 per cent capture efficiency of CO2 emissions, producing innovative mineral components that enhance the density and strength of concrete, among other industrial uses.

“Our collaboration with Hyperion marks an exciting milestone in our decarbonisation journey and the advancement of our circular construction technologies,” said David Redfern, president and CEO of Lafarge (Eastern Canada). “We look forward to advancing our net zero strategy by leveraging carbon utilisation technology like Hyperion’s, enabling us to further reduce CO2 emissions from our operations while at the same time producing innovative and sustainable building solutions.”

The pilot currently has the capacity to remove up to 1000t CO2/year from plant operations, with the potential to scale the system ten-fold over the next year. This represents a 500 per cent scale-up of Hyperion’s novel technology since its original prototype as part of the global Carbon XPRIZE competition. The current system was fully manufactured in Ontario, working with local suppliers and trades, along with Hyperion’s team of skilled industrial engineers. 

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