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High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...

Holcim partner Eni for CO2 demonstration plant

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Italian oil major Eni is collaborating with Holcim to develop an innovative technology for the use of CO 2 in a perspective of circularity and decarbonisation. The technology developed by Eni is based on the carbonation of magnesium silicate minerals and the process is able to produce a material in which CO 2 is permanently fixed and can be used in the formulation of cements.  The collaboration is part of Eni’s decarbonisation strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, in which r...

Prime Minister visits Hanson quarry to discuss HyNet North West CCS project

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Prime Minster Boris Johnson, visited Hanson’s Penmaenmawr quarry in north Wales, on 28 January, to see how the company’s recent investment in the site is allowing aggregates to be transported by rail, reducing vehicle movements and cutting CO 2 emissions. Accompanied by the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, and local MP for Aberconwy, Robin Millar, the Prime Minister, met with Hanson CEO, Simon Willis, to discuss the importance of the minerals industry to the UK economy. The visi...

Swiss cement industry targets carbon neutrality by 2050

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swiss cement industry aims to become climate neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, has published its “Roadmap 2050: Klimaneutraler Zement as Ziel” [Climate-neutral cement as a goal] report. A key pathway would be the availability of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) systems. While Cemsuisse members were already involved “in various projects in different stages of development”, the industry association said that “However, none of our memb...

Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a design basis and cost estimate for a carbon capture plant and connection to the planned HyNet North West...

Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage   (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada. "This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can continue to meet growing production demands, while also meeting equally important climate targets. We ar...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.   Work on the new facility in Brevik is expected to begin immediately, with the goal of star...

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The proposal of the Norwegian government is the second last step in the approval process for the project...

Norwegian CCS project is awarded EUR2.1bn

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway has been awarded EUR2.1bn from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA). By supporting the project, the Norwegian government aims to scale up CCS and share its knowledge and experience. The approved project will allow for the establishment of carbon capture facilities at Norcem's (HeidelbergCement) Brevik cement factory as well as at Fortum Oslo Varme, a waste-to-energy plant. The CCS project...

Aker Solutions signs CO2 capture agreement with Norcem

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions and HeidelbergCement-owned Norcem have signed an agreement towards the engineering, procurement and construction of a CO 2 capture, liquification and intermediate storage plant at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway. The carbon capture plant in Brevik is part of the Norwegian carbon capture demonstration project to be funded by the Norwegian government. Parliament is expected to take the final decision to implement the full-scale project in the national budget for 2021....