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Lafarge Exshaw plant receives carbon capture funding

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ’s Exshaw Cement plant is one of 11 recipients to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) CAD40m (US$31m) investment to kickstart CAD$20bn in carbon capture projects in Alberta. This investment could position Exshaw to be Canada’s first net zero cement plant. The Exshaw plant will receive CAD5m ERA funding towards its CAD10m CCUS project costs.  The project will collaborate with strategic partners across the value chain and includes considerations fo...

Carbon Clean awards contract to KBR for Rüdersdorf Carbon capture project

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to global engineering experts, KBR, for a groundbreaking carbon capture project at CEMEX ’s Rüdersdorf plant in Germany. KBR will provide FEED services for the initial stage of the project which aims to develop and deploy Carbon Clean’s CycloneCC breakthrough modular carbon capture technology, to initially capture 100tpd of CO 2 at the plant. The captured CO 2 will be combined with green hydrogen to produce synth...

European Innovation Funding awarded for decarbonisation projects

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Fund (EU Environment and Climate) has agreed funding for several cement and lime sector projects, with Holcim and Lhoist among the companies that will receive funding. Holcim Germany has received funding approval from the European Union for the Carbon2Business project in Lägerdorf in Schleswig-Holstein from the EU Innovation Fund. The funding is aimed at the construction of a new kiln line at Lägerdorf plant. With the use of oxyfuel technology, the first clima...

The oxycombustion way forward

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Despite an array of carbon reducing technologies currently applied in cement plants around the world, it is becoming increasingly clear in the industry that there is a need for further-reaching approaches such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage to be part of the sector’s drive to reduce CO 2 emissions from its plants. In this article, Dr Clark discusses oxycombustion, one of the ways to capture CO 2 from cement plants. Figure 1: first-generation oxyfuel technology We r...

Boral and Calix join forces on carbon capture project

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral is partnering with Calix on a new carbon capture project designed to capture up to 100,000tpa of carbon emissions from Boral’s Southern Highlands plant in New South Wales, Australia. Backed by AUD30m (US$21.1m) in funding from the federal government’s carbon capture and technologies hub, Calix’s low emissions intensity lime and cement (LEILAC) technology will be installed at the plant. According to a report in The Australian, the initial feasibility study stage of the project will...

Carbon Clean raises US$150m in latest round of funding

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean has closed the largest-ever equity funding round for a point source carbon capture company with US$150m raised from existing investor Chevron. Chevron led the round alongside Cemex Ventures, Marubeni Corp and WAVE Equity Partners, as well as new investors, including AXA IM Alts, Samsung Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and TC Energy.   So far, Carbon Clean has raised US$195m, having closed its US$30m Series B investment round in August last year. This new funding will h...

Lhoist partner with Air Liquide for Carbon capture project

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lhiost is partnering with Air Liquide to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonisation project of lime production in France. As part of this project, Air Liquide would build and operate a Cryocap™ FG (Flue Gas) unit to capture and purify 95 per cent of the CO 2 arising from Lhoist’s production unit in Réty. Lhoist will be able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the plant by more than 600,000tpa starting in 2028 (equivalent to the annual emissions of ~ 55,000 households in France). This partne...

CCUS on trial

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

With the race now on to develop solutions for the lowering of CO 2 emissions by the cement industry, ICR looks at some of the latest carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies being trialled around the world.  Figure 1: CCUS projects around the world, 2022 With the global population forecast to reach 9.3bn by 2050, demand for concrete to meet our urbanisation needs is expected to rise substantially. However, its manufacture requires cement, the production of wh...

Green growth avenues

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, McKinsey & Company explains why collaboration across the value chain is vital to decarbonising the built environment – and that it needs to start today. By Thomas Czigler, Eddie Elizondo, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co. Figure 1: with decarbonisation bec...

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...