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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries awarded Canadian CCUS project

15 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced that it was awarded, alongside Kiewit Energy Group, a front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) Project in Edmonton , Alberta, Canada. The technology is being deployed by Heidelberg Materials North America to develop a plant that potentially will, when fully operating, capture and store up to 1Mta of CO 2 from the cement plant with MHI’s proprietary CCUS technology. This project is ...

Heidelberg Materials and UK Government plan Padeswood carbon capture principles

26 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance Lord Callanan visits Heidelberg Materials’ Padeswood cement works  Heidelberg Materials has signed a statement of principles with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for its planned carbon capture plant at Padeswood cement works.  The agreement marks a milestone for the project and Heidelberg Materials and the UK Government will now enter final negotiations, with the aim of making a final d...

ABB and Captimise sign MoU for European CCUS projects

26 March 2024, Published under Cement News

ABB and Captimise are extending their collaboration to drive the adoption of cost-effective carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in the cement industry. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two companies will develop screening, feasibility and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for European projects. The initiative will support cement producers in identifying suitable and cost-efficient carbon capture technologies covering their full carbon chain...

Heidelberg Materials launches Airvault CCUS project

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Marking the latest addition to its portfolio of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) initiatives, Heidelberg Materials has announced another CCUS project at its Airvault cement plant in the French New Aquitaine Region. The AirvaultGOCO₂ project, with a planned capture capacity of approximately 1Mta, is part of the GOCO₂ initiative to decarbonise the west of France.  “We started an ambitious modernisation programme for our sites in France several years ago, with a planned inv...

CCSA calls on UK government for CCS commitment

13 March 2024, Published under Cement News

The UK government announced plans yesterday to build new gas power stations to ensure a safe and reliable energy source while the country transitions to net zero. This shoring up of the UK’s energy supply is aimed at days when the weather forecast does not power up renewables, as well as reducing the UK’s reliance on power from countries such as Russia.  Commenting on the decision, UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said “We need to reach our 2035 goals in a sustainable way that doesn’t leav...

CCUS project gets underway in Denmark

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Denmark are currently testing a new technology that aims to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from the cement industry. Forming part of the NEWCEMENT initiative, this latest project tests the implementation of a process technology that uses pure oxygen in the cement combustion process. It marks a collaboration between the Technological Institute, DTU, FLSmidth Cement and Lhoist, which owns Faxe Kalk A/S and is part of the INNO-CCUS partnership.  Jens Christiansen at th...

Is cement falling behind in its CO2 removal efforts?

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

In a week when it has been recorded that the cement sector is falling short of its commitments to reduce carbon emissions, the fear of the sector's over-reliance on the value of carbon capture as a decarbonisation solution may well be easing as alternative zero carbon solutions are starting to come to the fore. A report by Oxford University on the 'State of Carbon Dioxide Removal' (CDR) across the globe has revealed that many industries are falling behind in their targets to tackle decarb...

Leilac-2 moved to Ennigerloh plant

05 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Calix has confirmed that the Leilac-2 carbon capture project, which was to be installed at Heidelberg Materials’ Hanover plant in Germany, will now be constructed at the cement producer’s Ennigerloh plant, also in Germany. The decision to move the project was the result of Heidelberg Materials opting to end clinker production at the Hanover facility.  The Leilac-2 project aims to demonstrate a replicable module that can efficiently capture up to 100,000tpa of unavoidable process CO ...

Rohrdorfer Zement breaks ground on CO2 capture plant

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement is building Austria's first large-scale CO 2 recovery plant in the cement industry. Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Provincial Councillor Markus Achleitner and Provincial Councillor Stefan Kaineder broke ground at Rohrdorfer Zement GmbH in Gmunden this week.   The plant can recover 30,000tpa of CO 2 , enabling the production of 50,000tpa of CO 2 -free cement. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in late autumn 2026.

GCCA launches Innovandi Open Challenge 2024

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched Innovandi Open Challenge 2024. This is a pioneering international programme that brings together tech start-ups and leading manufacturers in the pursuit of net zero. Applications are being encouraged from start-ups from around the world, interested in working on the development of carbon capture use and storage, for low-carbon cement and concrete. The initiative seeks Innovative technologies, which include process integrated a...