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US$1.7m grant awarded for Missouri S&T CO2 capture project

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The National Science Foundation has awarded a US$1.7m grant to researchers at Missouri S&T to develop a system to capture CO 2 and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonisation of the cement industry. “Our goal is to deliver an innovative, integrated and adaptable capture-and-conversion system while producing valuable cement supplements from waste CO 2 ,” says Dr Fateme Rezaei, The Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engi...

Lehigh Hanson awarded US$3.7m for Mitchell carbon capture project

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson, Inc ( HeidelbergCement Group ) has received approximately US$3.7m funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to conduct a front-end engineering design (FEED) study retrofitting Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc’s carbon capture technology at its Mitchell cement plant , Indiana. The company is also contributing about US$1.1m in funding, which brings the total value for the project to around US$4.8m. Commercial engine...

Padeswood Cement shortlisted for BEIS Phase 2

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson's Padeswood cement works ( HeidelbergCement ) in Wales, UK, has been shortlisted for funding as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Phase 2 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Cluster sequencing process. The announcement is another step towards installing carbon capture technology at the site and establishing the UK’s first net zero cement works as part of the HyNet decarbonisation cluster. In October 2021 HyNet and East Coast Clusters wer...

Carbon Clean awards contract to KBR for Rüdersdorf Carbon capture project

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to global engineering experts, KBR, for a groundbreaking carbon capture project at CEMEX ’s Rüdersdorf plant in Germany. KBR will provide FEED services for the initial stage of the project which aims to develop and deploy Carbon Clean’s CycloneCC breakthrough modular carbon capture technology, to initially capture 100tpd of CO 2 at the plant. The captured CO 2 will be combined with green hydrogen to produce synth...

Aalborg Portland plans to reduce CO2 emissions by DKK1.6Mt in 2030

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Aalborg Portland ( Cementir group ) claims it has significantly increased its climate ambitions with a new roadmap that sets a ceiling on emissions in 2030. The new plan will ensure CO 2  reductions of 1.6Mt in 2030. The new target is a total emission of no more than 600,000t by 2030, which means that almost 1.6Mt of CO 2  emissions must be cut. Aalborg Portland's new climate plan builds on the agreement that the cement producer entered into with the government in 2020 o...

Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its financial investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a US-based start-up whose patented mineralisation technology is a unique scalable method for capturing and permanently sequestering millions of tonnes of CO 2 .  Blue Planet claims its technology permanently locks up to 440kg of CO 2 into every tonne of synthetic aggregate it produces, opening the pathway to carbon-negative concrete. The investment adds to Holcim’s portfolio of over 30 carbon c...

Carbon8 secures GBP5m investment to accelerate CCUS deployment

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

At Vivatech (Paris), Carbon8, the UK clean technology company specialising in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), announce the closure of a GBP5m funding round. Vicat , the international cement group, EDF Group and its corporate venture capital arm, EDF Pulse Ventures, have co-invested GBP4m in Carbon8. John Pilkington, CEO of Carbon8, said: “Vicat Group and EDF Group share Carbon8’s vision of pioneering cleantech solutions for heavy industry and helping industry achieve their ...

Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always be available. But for Sweden to continue to be self-sufficient in our most important building mater...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cent of the country’s total emissions. In terms of capturing the CO 2 , the pre-feasibility study fo...

Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...