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SINTEF partnership brings commercial carbon capture close

08 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Hawaii-based Westec Environmental Solutions (WES) is partnering with SINTEF in Norway to push forward the development of carbon capture with more advanced technology. WES's innovative contractor design captures CO 2 with the assistance of a solvent. This approach has the advantage over previous technologies in that the vessels are compact and can tolerate solids formed by precipitates without clogging. "The aim of this very exciting project is to demonstrate, for the first time, a ...

Belgium: Lixhe plant funded for carbon capture

05 May 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is to start a project capturing CO 2 at its Lixhe plant in Belgium. The five-year project is being led by the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement consortium, which includes the Australian technology company Calix, HeidelbergCement, and other lime and cement producers, says Aggregate Research. The project, which has been granted US$13m in EU funds, calls for the construction of a cutting-edge testing facility to study a new technology for the capture of CO 2 . In t...

Harnessing CO2

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The worldwide anthropogenic emissions of CO2 in 2013 were estimated at 37Gt, according to the IPCC and IEA, including the cement industry’s contribution of 2-2.5Gta, ie 5.5-6.5 per cent of the world total. Therefore, it is key that the cement industry develops new products and technologies that mitigate its CO2 emissions. Over the last nine years, Lafarge has been leading or participating in this initiative. The need to mitigate CO2 emissions drives the cement industry to develop new ...

Taiwan: ITRI to receive award for its HECLOT carbon capture technology

23 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has introduced High Efficiency Calcium Looping Technology (HECLOT), a calcium looping technology developed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil power plants. HECLOT claims to be the first affordable and energy-efficient CO 2 capture solution, capable of achieving a capture rate of up to 90 per cent. ITRI will receive a 2014 R&D 100 Award in November for this breakthrough in the “Environmental Technologies” category. The technol...

Oxyfuel: prospects and limits

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Oxyfuel technology shows promise as a potential future method to help lower CO2 emissions through carbon capture and storage in the cement industry. However, the use of oxyfuel leads to a more complex kiln layout and operation, resulting in higher operating costs. By Dr Kristina Fleiger & Dr Volker Hoenig, VDZ, and Prof Dr Albrecht Wolter, TU Clausthal, Germany. Figure 1: oxyfuel technology offers one method of capturing carbon Over the last two decades, the cement industry has ...

The promise of carbon capture

13 August 2014, Published under Cement News

As cement companies consider ways to lower their CO2 emissions, carbon capture is expected to provide a key component of their efforts. While first-generation carbon capture technologies have been around for application in other sectors, the cement industry continues to look for an economical way to capture carbon that is also suitable for use in cement plants worldwide. By Charles Kline & John Kline, Kline Consulting LLC, USA. Figure 1: overview of broad categories of CO2 capture tec...

UK carbon capture potential to 2013

05 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Pursuing CCS technology in the UK could create a new industry worth GBP15bn-GBP35bn by 2030, employing tens of thousands of people. It could also eventually cut energy bills and safeguard jobs in energy-intensive industries such as the cement sector, according to the study jointly published by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The cost of meeting emissions targets in the UK is expected to rise by GBP30-40bn annually if CCS is not deplo...

Microalgae: the big fix?

17 September 2013, Published under Cement News

With the carbon capture and storage offering a limited solution in terms of curtailing atmospheric CO2 emissions, Cementos Argos has embarked on research to investigate the use of microalgae as carbon fixers and offer a sustainable solution to reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. By Gabriel Vargas2, Ana Cardenas1, Alejandra Giraldo1, Alex Saez1, Alexandre Restrepo2, Jorge Molina2, Santiago Hoyos2, Camilo Restrepo3 – 1Process Engineering, Universidad Eafit 2Research and Development, Ce...

Promising leaps

16 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp, in conjunction with the Industrial Technology Research Institute, has completed construction of Asia’s first carbon capture plant employing calcium-looping process technology. Also the first of its kind to be integrated into the cement manufacturing process, the new facility symbolises the country’s efforts to tackle climate change and marks an important step forward to commercialising cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. By Kuang-Hsi Chen, Taiwan Cem...

CCS in the EU cement industry

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

On 1 July 2013, the EU Zero Emissions Technology Platform (ZEP) – founded by the European Commission in 2005 to advise on research, policy and regulation for the promotion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – published “CCS in EU energy-intensive industries”, a report on CCS in industries beyond the power sector. Emissions from the non-power sector made up 25 per cent of EU carbon emissions in 2010. CCS is for many of those industries the only available technology to cut emissions. The repo...