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Cemex announces new climate action strategy

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a new Climate Action Strategy to outline the company's vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society's increasing demands more efficiently. To date Cemex has reduced its specific CO 2 emissions by more than 22 per cent compared to the company's 1990 baseline. Now it has defined a more ambitious target of a 35 per cent reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions by 2030. This way the goal is aligned with the Science-Based Targets methodology, a ...

LEILAC 2 is in the pipeline

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The success of the The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) project to separate and capture CO 2 from the cement production process will enable a second LEILAC 2 project to be pipelined.

 The LEILAC project, located at the Lixhe cement plant in Belgium, which started operations to capture CO 2 emissions from the cement production process using Calix technology in May 2019, will continue to be tested until the end of 2020. 

The LEILAC 2 project will have a new reactor, about ...

Carbon capture is a loss-maker for Anhui Conch

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has invested US$10m in carbon capture equipment at its Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China. The pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, installed last year in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, separates and purifies 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) a year, which Conch will sell to industrial consumers, reports Reuters. As a pilot project the technology currently is designed to capture a small percentage of the 1.5Mt of CO 2 generated by a single...

Taiwan Cement Co sets CO2 capture targets

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Co (TCC) has committed a budget of TWD600m (US$19.1m) to expand its carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology this year. By 2025 the company estimates that it will capture approximately 450,000t of CO 2 per year. TCC's eventual aim is to reach zero CO 2 emissions from its industrial facilities. TCC's vision is to make CO 2 capture a mature technology, which can both mitigate global warming and add value to the carbon circular economy. The company is developin...

LEILAC pilot plant testing for CO2 capture is operational

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

On the 7 May 2019, the Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium partners and External Advisory Board met to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the LEILAC pilot plant. The pilot plant at HeidelbergCement's Lixhe cement plant in Belgium was opened on time and on budget. Testing is now set to commence and start to validate the performance of the pilot, and a significant step in enabling Direct Separation to become one of the principal methods of capturing the carbon emissions fro...

The European Climate Foundation releases CO2 emissions report

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

There is a significant saving potential of up to 80 per cent of CO 2 emissions in the cement sector by making use of efficiency measures along the whole value chain, without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. These CO 2 savings could be achieved for a relatively-low financial cost and even with financial savings in some cases. If combining this with CCS, a-close-to carbon-neutral cement and concrete sector is feasible by 2050.   This is the main finding of “ A sustainable futur...

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...

Poured cement is an excellent absorber of CO2

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

According to newly-published University-led research, cement has been found to absorb carbon after it’s been poured, reports Copybook. "It sounds counterintuitive, but it's true," adds University of California, Irvine (UCI), earth scientist Steven Davis. "The cement poured around the world since 1930 has taken up a substantial portion of the CO2 released when it was initially produced." Gradually, then, infrastructure such as roads and buildings have been stripping the air of CO2 and st...

Belgium: LEILAC project reaches FEED phase

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium has completed the Preliminary Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the carbon capture pilot plant. The project will now enter the full Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase following a decision taken at the General Assembly meeting hosted by ECN on 29 September in Petten, The Netherlands, where results from the preliminary project phase were reviewed. The five-year LEILAC project, supported by the European Uni...

Taiwan Cement to expand its microalgae farm

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp yesterday announced plans to expand its microalgae farm, which produces astaxanthin, a key ingredient in high-priced skincare products. Not only would the expanded microalgae farm produce astaxanthin, it would decrease CO 2 levels by 4800tpa by using the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan Cements carbon capture technology, said Taiwan Cement Chairman, Leslie Koo. The company began developing carbon capture techniques in Taiwan with the I...