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MPA to model carbonation of concrete

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK Government-backed project to calculate and measure the carbon dioxide emissions that are naturally absorbed by concrete used in UK buildings and infrastructure, is set to commence.  When implemented, the UK will have the first national greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory in the world to include a robust scientific model (Tier 2- intermediate models) to calculate the emissions sink benefit provided by the carbonation of concrete over its lifecycle.    The Department for Business, En...

Cemex to work with Carbon8 Systems on CCUS

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work with Carbon8 Systems to evaluate the company’s patented carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology and how CO 2 captured during the cement production process can be used to develop low-carbon construction products, such as alternative aggregates.   Both Cemex and Carbon8 Systems recognise the benefit of mineralisation as a carbon sink. Therefore, they may explore the application of the technology to different byproducts as well as the manufacturing of p...

Carbon8 appoints chief engineer

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 System has appointed David Clemmitt as its chief engineer. David will be responsible for leading the engineering direction and execution of Carbon8 Systems’ Advanced Carbonation Technology (ACT) across global markets.   As part of his role, Mr Clemmitt will have ownership of growing and developing the engineering function of the company to provide world class capability and innovation in the Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) arena.  He joins the board of Carbon8 Systems and...

HeidelbergCement sets 2030 CCUS targets

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has set out HeidelbergCement’s 2030 targets for carbon capture and storage utilisation (CCUS) during a state visit by the German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Norway on 4-5 November 2021.   Dr Dominik von Achten said: “We target CO 2 -reductions of up to 10Mt with several CCUS projects already underway by 2030. One example is the CCS project at the Slite cement plant on the Swedish island of Go...

Prince of Wales visits Renfrew CCUS project

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Prince of Wales visited the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology, pioneered by Carbon Clean, at a site visit in Renfrew, Glasgow, during COP26. The Prince of Wales champions the development and adoption of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions through a CCUS Task Force within the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), which he launched in 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Prince of Wales came to see the technology in operation at Doosan Babco...

Measuring systems for CCUS

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the Paris climate agreement (2015), the decarbonisation of the energy and industrial sectors is becoming increasingly important. One of the most significant measures to achieve the climate targets is to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. The capture, use and storage of CO 2 is an essential part of the decarbonisation strategy and an important milestone for a low-carbon future. By Aurélie Moll and Felix Bartknecht, SICK, Germany. Figure 1: CCUS ecosystem with possible ...

65% of CEOs in hard-to-abate sectors plan to use CCUS

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A first of its kind benchmarking report on industry attitudes towards carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has revealed that 65 per cent of executives working in hard-to-abate sectors see CCUS as ‘critical’ or ‘important’ reaching their 2030 and 2050 goals. "The Scaling up CCUS" market insights report has been published by Decarb Connect, a leading platform that connects the hard-to-abate sectors, and Carbon Clean, a global leader in cost-effective carbon capture technology a...

HyNet North West consortium chosen for CCUS funding scheme

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement) and its partners in the HyNet North West consortium have been chosen for funding under the British government’s carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process. The announcement will result in economic benefits to the region, safeguarding existing jobs and creating around 6000 new employment opportunities. It also gives Hanson the confidence to invest in a carbon capture plant at its Padeswood cement works, which will connect to the planned...

Cemex seeks to offset inflationary pressures with price hikes

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Fernando A Gonzalez, CEO, opened yesterday's Cemex Day - Part II event with a look at some of the surprises of the last year. Not only has Cemex seen a 'V-shaped' recovery since the pandemic, it has also reported remarkable growth with EBITDA advancing in the 1H21 by 20.7 per cent YoY. However, inflation has become the main challenge going forward, particularly due to price rise for marine transportation and fuel, which the company has responded to with a robust pricing strategy and the post...

CO2 to biofuels at Argos

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To address the urgency of the climate crisis, a wide range of CCUS technology pathways are being explored by the cement industry. One of these options is the use of microalgae to capture CO 2 and transform it into valuable products. Over the past 10 years, Argos has been researching and scaling up the use of microalgae. Recently, the company has been testing a group of technologies to capture CO 2 directly from the cement plant smokestack using photobioreactors (PBRs) and transform the res...