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German minister backs Norcem's carbon capture project

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Germany's economy minister Robert Habeck fully backed Heidelberg Material ’s Norwegian’s project to capture carbon emissions and re-use them. Globally, Heidelberg Materials is investing EUR1.5bn in CCUS technology up to 2030. Habeck's visit to the Norcem cement plant in Brevik , Norway, represents a shift in German policy back towards efforts to deal with planet-warming emissions by capturing them and making use (CCSU) of them in industrial processes. Projects have repeatedly stalled ...

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,...

Scandinavia’s CO2 conundrum

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are home to ~7.3Mta of cement production capacity. This is at odds with government plans to quicken the pace of decarbonisation in a bloc that already has one of the world’s most aggressive CO 2 targets. Yet, greater use of alternative fuels, carbon taxes and advances in CCUS may help solve this conundrum. As Scandinavia invests in modern infrastructure, it is mindful of the need to decarbonise and take care of its landscape...

Norway's EA approves full-scale CCUS plant at Brevik

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Norwegian environmental agency, Miljødirektoratet, has approved Norcem ’s plan for a full-scale CO 2 capture plant at the company’s Brevik plant. The environment agency has amended the pollution permit for Norcem Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality, based on an application and consultation process. The new permit enables the Heidelberg Materials -owned company to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 400,000t, or approximately 50 per cent, according to the agency’s Director, Ellen Hambro. In a...

Norcem opens Verdal terminal

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem ( HeidelbergCement Group ) has opened its new cement terminal in Verdal, Norway. The terminal has been under construction for several years and will take over the duties of the terminal in Levanger, which is scheduled to be demolished.  "In the construction process, Norcem has aimed to use as many local subcontractors as possible," said project manager, Asgeir Kvitvik, who praised partners in the project. Trondheim Havn IKS property manager, Tove Kulseng, gave the silos ...

Start-up of Saipem's carbon capture pilot plant

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Hafslund Oslo Celsio CO 2 capture plant in Klemetsrud, Norway, has been started up with CO 2 Solutions technology provided by Saipem. This plant is the pilot of the ACCSESS project, a four-year Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate technologies and produce tools and plans that aim to consolidate carbon dioxide capture and utilisation or storage (CCUS) technologies. The pilot marks the first important milestone of the ACCSESS project.The CO 2 Solutions technology is part of S...

Norfund invests in Continental Blue Investments Ghana

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Norfund, the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, has made a US$7.5m investment in Continental Blue Investments Ghana Ltd (CBI) to support the company’s drive to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase job opportunities at its 0.55Mta Tema plant. Earlier this year CBI Ghana placed an order with FLSmidth to supply the world’s largest clay calcination installation . The facility is expected to reduce total CO 2 emissions by up to 20 per cent compared to current practices and by ...

Norcem temporarily halts production at plants

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Norway-based Norcem has suspended operations at its Brevik and Kjøpsvik plants due to annual scheduled maintenance work and the crash of a central mill engine at Kjøpsvik. In addition, a supplier who should have carried out some of the maintenance work dropped out. Part of the production has been replaced by imports. CEO John Sunde says the company expects stocks to cleared but was unable to say for how long.

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...