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Cement Australia installs KC8 CO2 capture technology

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Australia-based KC8 Capture Technologies is installing a demonstration plant to capture CO2 at Cement Australia ’s plant in Gladstone , Queensland. KC8’s solvent-based carbon capture processes are capable of capturing up to 95 per cent of CO2 from heavy industry sources, such as cement plants, according to the company. Reported in Financial Review, the project is called PACER - Potassium Carbonate Absorption for Clinker Emissions Reduction - and is expected to be built by the second qu...

SigmaRoc to install Aqualung carbon capture unit

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

SigmaRoc has signed an agreement with Aqualung Carbon Capture AS, a leading membrane carbon capture and separation technology provider, to install SigmaRoc’s first carbon capture facility in the first quarter of 2023. The agreement will allow for the installation of a carbon capture membrane technology solution across all SigmaRoc’s operational kilns following initial installation at one kiln in Nordkalk, Finland. The technology is modular, tested and scalable, allowing for a phased and s...

Hanson reports another carbon capture breakthrough

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson has demonstrated another ground-breaking carbon capture process, this time at its Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. The team proved that enforced carbonation of recycled concrete paste (RCP) within the plant’s existing wet scrubber allows for a high CO2 uptake within less than 30m, preventing emissions entering the atmosphere. During the trial 15t of industrial RCP were fed into the scrubber. The result was 100kg of CO2 being bound within each tonne of RCP,...

Asia Cement to start CCUS in 2025 with TCRK technology

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

TCRK, a fast-growing IP-led CO2 capture and usage business, is collaborating with Asia Cement  to bring TCRK’s carbon capture technology to a major South Korean cement plant, and support Asia Cement in achieving its 2025 decarbonisation commitments. Starting in the 1Q23, this first commercial scale deployment of TCRK carbon capture and utilisation technology will initially target 30,000t CO2e per year, growing to 120,000t CO2e per year over the first 18 months. This second target will pr...

Heidelberg Materials signs global licence agreement with Leilac

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has signed an indefinite global licence agreement with the technology company Leilac, enabling the future scale-up of the joint carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) activities. The agreement sets out the terms of use for the company’s carbon capture technology in Heidelberg Material’s operations. Leilac provides a highly efficient, low-cost capture solution for unavoidable CO 2 process emissions in cement production. The agreement is the result of a longst...

A matter of scale

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

While significant advances have been made in carbon capture technology for the cement industry, the issues of scale and cost loom large over the sector. A modular approach to the introduction and development of carbon capture systems could well be the solution to tackle both.  By Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean, UK. Carbon Clean recently awarded a FEED contract to KBR for a pioneering carbon capture project at CEMEX’s Rüdersdorf plant in Germany In recent decades we have seen ...

FLSmidth to lead new consortium targeting CO2 emissions

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has announced that it will lead a new consortium to mature and deploy carbonation technologies in the cement industry. According to the company, the consortium will be funded by the EU Commission and feature world-class specialists alongside FLSmidth research and development engineers and experts from leading universities, technology providers and research institutions.  With the aim of further eliminating CO 2  emissions from the production of cement, the consortium, which is na...

Aggregates go carbon negative

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

There is a consensus that, to reach net zero by 2050, the cement industry must embrace carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). This article looks at the potential of CCUS for the treatment of cement residues and the production of lightweight, carbon-negative aggregate, showcasing Carbon8 as a successful example of a scaling start-up.  By Dr Paula Carey, Carbon8, UK. Figure 1: aggregate product CircaBuild There are an increasing number of projects involving the capture of...

Origen shortlisted for UK government CCUS funding

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The UK government has named ZerCaL250, a collaboration using Origen's zero-carbon tech and Singleton Birch’s lime production know-how, as one of 13 projects shortlisted nationally for the second phase of its carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster process.  It is also one of eight industrial carbon capture (ICC) projects in the government’s East Coast Cluster, supported by zero carbon partnership Zero Carbon Humber.   All 13 projects are in the running for government funding. ...

RECODEH2020 carbon capture demonstration project at Kamari plant

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Greece’s first carbon capture project in a cement plant has begun with RECODEH2020 partners successfully launching the demonstration unit at TITAN Cement Group’s Kamari plant . Using ionic liquids (bare or amine-functionalised) as CO 2 adsorbents, the project reached CO 2 purity above 99 per cent during initial operation. Part of the captured CO 2 is converted to nanocalcite and other chemical compounds that can be used in cement manufacture, demonstrating the circular economy based on ...