Cement News tagged under: CO2 emissions

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A victim of success

09 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’s paper on CO2 emissions reductions in the cement sector earned the company its latest accolade, winning the first prize at the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Here John Kline and Laurent Barcelo of Lafarge Canada revisit the topic exclusively for ICR. Figure 1: the levers and their levels of magnitude in the Cement Technology Roadmap (WBCSD, 2009). Note CCS is Carbon Capture and Sequestration In 2010, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issu...

From flue gas to green growth

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

While cement producers such as Lafarge have made the commitment to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions, if higher reductions are to be obtained, the industry must find new, non-traditional ways of cutting back levels. The Lafarge Research Center has investigated the conversion of flue gas CO2 into micro-algae biomass. Figure 1: the PBR used in the trial is composed of five ranks of glass tubes. The photograph shows one side of the PBR with 15 loops identified for each of the fiv...