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Lehigh Cement announces CCS feasibility study at Edmonton plant

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Cement, and the International CCS Knowledge Centre have announced a feasibility study for a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project would seek to capture the majority of the CO 2 emissions from the flue gas of Lehigh’s Edmonton plant in Alberta, Canada.  "This is a North American first in the cement industry to examine the feasibility of full-scale CCS as a definitive solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions," ...

HeidelbergCement signs agreement with Equinor for CCS project

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norway’s Group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the capture and storage of CO 2 (CCS). The Norwegian government’s "Northern Lights" CCS plan has begun in three different industrial sectors and will see captured CO 2 emissions begin to be transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea in 2023 for permanent storage. The project includes HeidelbergCement’s Brevik plant which was selected by the government for an industrial-scale ...

Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is currently no specific new funding set aside for the technology.
 The initiative to store CO 2 1000m und...

German cement industry invests considerably in environmental protection

11 October 2017, Published under Cement News

German cement producers further invested in plant optimisation in 2016, keepign them in a leading role worldwide in terms of environmental compatibility, according to the German cement association, VDZ. The sector has taken action to reduce NOx emissions through plant optimisaiton as well as extensive research to test innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology under the particular conditions applicable during cement production. As a result, SCR technology has been brought to industrial ma...

Harnessing CO2

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The worldwide anthropogenic emissions of CO2 in 2013 were estimated at 37Gt, according to the IPCC and IEA, including the cement industry’s contribution of 2-2.5Gta, ie 5.5-6.5 per cent of the world total. Therefore, it is key that the cement industry develops new products and technologies that mitigate its CO2 emissions. Over the last nine years, Lafarge has been leading or participating in this initiative. The need to mitigate CO2 emissions drives the cement industry to develop new ...

Oxyfuel: prospects and limits

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Oxyfuel technology shows promise as a potential future method to help lower CO2 emissions through carbon capture and storage in the cement industry. However, the use of oxyfuel leads to a more complex kiln layout and operation, resulting in higher operating costs. By Dr Kristina Fleiger & Dr Volker Hoenig, VDZ, and Prof Dr Albrecht Wolter, TU Clausthal, Germany. Figure 1: oxyfuel technology offers one method of capturing carbon Over the last two decades, the cement industry has ...

The promise of carbon capture

13 August 2014, Published under Cement News

As cement companies consider ways to lower their CO2 emissions, carbon capture is expected to provide a key component of their efforts. While first-generation carbon capture technologies have been around for application in other sectors, the cement industry continues to look for an economical way to capture carbon that is also suitable for use in cement plants worldwide. By Charles Kline & John Kline, Kline Consulting LLC, USA. Figure 1: overview of broad categories of CO2 capture tec...