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Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Tokuyama Corp to start carbon capture project

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd (MHIE), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokuyama Corp for the implementation of a CO 2 capture demonstration testing programme at its cement plant. This project will take place for a period of nine months commencing in June 2022, and will be the first time MHIE performs a demonstration test at an operating cement plant. A mobile CO 2 capture test unit manufactured...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...

Carboneras Cement creates CO2 capture joint venture

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain (Holcim group) will capture CO 2 emissions at its Carboneras plant. Together with Carbon Clean and Sistemas de Calor, the company has created the ECO02 joint venture which since the end of 2020 has been assessing the scheme’s technical viability and benefits.

 The plan is for the plant to be capturing CO 2 by early 2023. The CO 2 will be used in the area’s greenhouses, where it will improve productivity through agricultural carbonic fertilisation, which copies and ...

Boston Consulting Group signs Climeworks agreement

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boston Consulting Group (BSG) has signed a 10-year agreement with Climeworks, which will remove part of BCG’s unavoidable CO 2  emissions and therefore, is an important part of the company’s net-zero strategy. BCG does consulting with the cement sector and the agreement could see Climeworks' direct carbon capture technology at more cement plants around the world.  With this agreement, and others in this space still to come, BCG’s goal is to help unlock a meaningful direct air capture capa...

Measuring systems for CCUS

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the Paris climate agreement (2015), the decarbonisation of the energy and industrial sectors is becoming increasingly important. One of the most significant measures to achieve the climate targets is to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. The capture, use and storage of CO 2 is an essential part of the decarbonisation strategy and an important milestone for a low-carbon future. By Aurélie Moll and Felix Bartknecht, SICK, Germany. Figure 1: CCUS ecosystem with possible ...

HyNet North West consortium chosen for CCUS funding scheme

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement) and its partners in the HyNet North West consortium have been chosen for funding under the British government’s carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process. The announcement will result in economic benefits to the region, safeguarding existing jobs and creating around 6000 new employment opportunities. It also gives Hanson the confidence to invest in a carbon capture plant at its Padeswood cement works, which will connect to the planned...

CO2 to biofuels at Argos

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To address the urgency of the climate crisis, a wide range of CCUS technology pathways are being explored by the cement industry. One of these options is the use of microalgae to capture CO 2 and transform it into valuable products. Over the past 10 years, Argos has been researching and scaling up the use of microalgae. Recently, the company has been testing a group of technologies to capture CO 2 directly from the cement plant smokestack using photobioreactors (PBRs) and transform the res...

Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industry and energy independence, of which synthetic fuels constitute one of the main levers.  The pro...

Boral to shift electricity supply to green renewables by 2025

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral is targeting 100 per cent renewable and hydrocarbon energy supply by 2025 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment. The company is ‘exploring all options’ it said to Renew Economy which will cover Boral's energy needs outside of its Berrima kiln, which is set on a separate decarbonisation pathway. CO 2 emissions at the company's Berrima plant will focus on alternative fuels and improving energy efficiency upgrades as well as new and emerging technologies. Boral CEO, Zla...