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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...

Solidia Technologies® receives US DoE grant for CCUS and SCM research

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Solidia Technologies ® has unveiled plans to widen applications of low-carbon manufacturing technologies for building materials, with support of a US$2.1m grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE). The New Jersey-based firm wants to use its new funds to develop processes for producing synthetic supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) through direct capture and the utilisation of CO 2  from the flue gas stream of an operating cement plant. It is hoped Solidia will develop an ...

GCCA starts open challenge race to net zero for six start-ups

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.  The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. They have joined forces with world-leading cement companies to help drive further innovation in the industry and will each form part...

Lhoist partner with Air Liquide for Carbon capture project

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lhiost is partnering with Air Liquide to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonisation project of lime production in France. As part of this project, Air Liquide would build and operate a Cryocap™ FG (Flue Gas) unit to capture and purify 95 per cent of the CO 2 arising from Lhoist’s production unit in Réty. Lhoist will be able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the plant by more than 600,000tpa starting in 2028 (equivalent to the annual emissions of ~ 55,000 households in France). This partne...

CCUS on trial

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

With the race now on to develop solutions for the lowering of CO 2 emissions by the cement industry, ICR looks at some of the latest carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies being trialled around the world.  Figure 1: CCUS projects around the world, 2022 With the global population forecast to reach 9.3bn by 2050, demand for concrete to meet our urbanisation needs is expected to rise substantially. However, its manufacture requires cement, the production of wh...

Green growth avenues

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, McKinsey & Company explains why collaboration across the value chain is vital to decarbonising the built environment – and that it needs to start today. By Thomas Czigler, Eddie Elizondo, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co. Figure 1: with decarbonisation bec...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...

FYM-HeidelbergCement to lead Neuclicem CCUS project

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FYM-HeidelbergCement  is leading the Neuclicem carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project from its factory in Arrigorriaga (Cementos Rezola – Arrigorriaga ), Spain. VOLBAS will participate as a partner and  technological support will be supplied by Tecnalia Research & Innovation. The objective is to lay the operational foundations for a new CCUS   process based on the mineralisation of alkaline waste by accelerated carbonation, studying its viability on an industrial scale and op...

The PCA urges strong federal support to accelerate decarbonisation technologies

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In comments submitted to the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Portland Cement Association (PCA) stated that federal policy and support is vital to accelerate the deployment of technologies that can decarbonise the US industrial sector.  In its comments, PCA noted that it shares the Biden-Harris Administration's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 through its own Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, which lays out a pathway to achieve this across the cement-concret...