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Baltic CCS project gains EU recognition

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

A cement carbon capture project in Lithuania and Latvia has been granted Project of Common Interest (PCI) status by the European Commission, recognising it as a project that will significantly contribute to EU energy policy and climate goals, reports the Lithuanian News Agency. The project has been developed by CCS Baltic Consortium, consisting of Akmenes cementas AB , KN Energies AB, Larvik Shipping AS, Mitsui OSK Lines and SCHWENK Latvija SIA . The consortium was formed in 2022 with t...

Holcim France steps up decarbonisation investments

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying an extra EUR60m to continue the decarbonisation of its industrial sites in France. These funds also come in addition to the EUR200m already invested over the last three years.  This major investment plan in favour of the decarbonisation of operations in France and the circular economy will make it possible to develop new technological and industrial platforms aimed at improving the environmental performance of the seven factories on French territory. They will be put i...

Cool Planet signs carbon capture MoU with Carmeuse

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Cool Planet Technologies Ltd, based in Guildford, UK, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carmeuse Technologies SA, a key global producer of lime, limestone and mineral-based products, to collaborate on decarbonisation technology developments, using Cool Planet's advanced membrane-based carbon capture technology. Cool Planet's technology will be used to build a pilot demonstration plant and a study for an industrial plant decarbonisation solution for Carmeuse's lime produ...

Dyckerhoff plans major Deuna cement carbon capture installation

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

During the visit of Thuringia's Prime Minister, Bodo Ramelow, at the Dyckerhoff 's Deuna cement plant on 2 May, Dyckerhoff's Managing Director, Patrick Klein, announced that Dyckerhoff is planning to invest around EUR350m in the construction of a carbon capture installation at its Deuna plant in Thuringia. "Once the investment is completed, the Dyckerhoff plant in Deuna will be one of the first plants in Germany to produce and sell Net-Zero cement," said Klein. "I am delighted that Deuna...

Carbon Upcycling makes milestone fly ash delivery

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a leader in circular decarbonisation solutions for hard-to-abate sectors including cement, steel and mining, has made its first delivery in 2024 of 200t of CO 2 -enhanced fly ash to construction materials company BURNCO Rock Products, as part of an initiative to deploy low-carbon concrete in the City of Calgary. This delivery marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO, made possible by the CAD4.4m (U...

Holcim breaks ground on Lägerdorf climate-neutral plant

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Deutschland) AG held a ground-breaking ceremony on 22 April for its climate-neutral cement plant in the Steinburg district of Lägerdorf, Germany. The ceremony was attended by around 350 guests, including Schleswig-Holstein's Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) and Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens). Holcim will build a second production line next to the existing one in Lägerdorf with oxyfuel-based carbon capture. Output from the carbon capture facility will be us...

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...

Gearing up for Geseke GeZero

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Under the GeZero project at its Geseke cement plant in Germany, Heidelberg Materials envisions establishing the first inland cement plant featuring a “first of its kind” full-chain carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility. Spanning from source to sink, the company outlines the scale, scope and set-up of the project, as well as the oxyfuel technology process at its core. By Tolga Timirci and Tanuj Pant, Heidelberg Materials, Germany. Figure 1: Heidelberg Materials’ existing Geseke cem...

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...

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.