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International Energy Day sees Cemex focus on sustainable energy use towards net zero CO2

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

On International Energy Day (14 February 2021), Cemex UK highlighted its drive to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources and the reduction of fossil fuels. While setting energy reduction targets is important, consistently improving energy resource management and lowering energy consumption to achieve them is key. However, this will require Cemex to invest, research and collaborate with other industry participants in many areas rather than...

Svante Inc secures US$75m funding for carbon capture projects

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc has announced that it has successfully closed US$75m of Series D equity financing, the largest private investment into point source carbon capture globally to date.   The financing was led by Temasek and includes strategic investors Chart Industries, Carbon Direct and Export Development Canada (EDC). Existing investors OGCI Climate Investments, BDC Cleantech Practice, Chevron Technology Ventures, The Roda Group and Chrysalix Venture Capital also participated in the round, r...

Hanover cement plant to scale-up LEILAC 2 pilot project

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is starting the further development and scaling-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium. After examining different locations, it has been decided to build the LEILAC 2 demonstration installation for carbon capture at the HeidelbergCement cement plant in Hanover, Germany. As part of LEILAC 1, a CO 2 capture pilot installation with a capture capacity of 25,000t ...

Global CCS efforts accelerate

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Norcem (HeidelbergCement) received the Norwegian Parliament's carbon capture and storage (CCS) investment approval for a full-scale CCS facility at the company's Brevik cement plant in Norway. This is expected to be the first carbon capture facility for cement production and is scheduled for start-up in 2024. It is just one of many attempts to find suitable solutions for carbon capture at cement plants.  HeidelbergCement heads up the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LE...

Climeworks' Orca project upscales to explore direct air capture for CO2 reduction

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Climeworks' Orca project to create direct air capture (DAC) in Iceland has reached the next level where the DAC technology is combined with Carbfix's underground storage of carbon dioxide, capturing 4000t of CO 2 per year when completed. The cement industry may need to explore such technology to improve its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions. By scaling up its direct air capture and storage technology, Climeworks is making a permanent CO 2 removal solution more easily attainable ...

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The pilot project "catch4climate", for which four cement manufacturers have joined forces, is set to capture CO 2 at the site of the Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. For this, the consortium intends to build and operate its own demonstration plant on a semi-industrial scale, where the oxyfuel process will be applied for CO 2 capture. The captured CO 2 will then be used to produce "reFuels", climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for air traffic, with the help of r...

Cemex awarded grant for carbon capture project at Balcones plant

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has been awarded a grant to research and develop carbon capture technology at its Balcones cement plant in Texas, USA. Cemex is partnering with Membrane Technology & Research Inc in an 18-month study that will trial a new membrane technology to capture CO 2 . "At Cemex, sustainability is embedded in our operations, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Jaime Muguiro, Cemex USA president. "We strive to develop and gradually adapt new te...

EU policy uncertainty hampering the cement industry's climate goals

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The role of the cement industry and government working together to deliver the objectives for the Green Deal were the subject of Cementing Europe's Future - Building the Green Deal, organised by Cembureau this week in its online event. However, while a consensus has been reached between industry and government to work towards the creation of a climate-neutral continent by 2050, the regulatory framework is not yet in place to support this necessary industrial revolution. The European Green...

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon capture facility.  With DOE-NETL's finding confirmed, th...

Cemtech sheds light on renewable energy and cutting-edge CCUS technology

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Day 3 of the Cemtech virtual conference “Decarbonising the cement industry. Pathways to a sustainable future” focussed during its morning session on bringing renewable energy to the cement industry. Turboden of Italy introduced the organic Rankine cycle technology, explaining both the technological and economic aspects of ORC-based waste heat recovery systems for the cement industry. The company explained when, where and why it is beneficial to recover residual low-grade heat through ORC tec...