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China and Canada collaborate for carbon capture

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new collaboration between China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and Canada's International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology for the global cement industry, according to a press release. The first initiative under the agreement will aid CBMA in applying the Knowledge Centre's model and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a test platform, which has a capture capacity of appro...

HeidelbergCement aims to have the first carbon-neutral cement plant

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced its intention to upgrade its plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant.   The installation at the Slite plant of HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Cementa will be scaled to capture up to 1.8Mt of CO 2 annually, which corresponds to the plant’s total emissions. Additionally, the use of bio-based fuels in the cement production at Slite will be increased in line with the group’s commitment to significantly r...

Carbon pricing to drive down emissions

30 April 2021, Published under Cement News

As the USA effectively doubles its target for carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and more countries pledge to carbon neutrality by 2050, we take a look at how carbon pricing is expected to play a key role in driving down emissions. Last month the European Parliament adopted a resolution for a WTO-compatible Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which would introduce a carbon price on certain products imported from countries outside the EU with less robust carbon pricing schemes. The re...

Calix and AdBri to build first zero-emission lime plant

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Calix and Adelaide Brighton (Adbri Ltd) are to develop a lime project with CO 2 capture and multi-fuel options In Australia. The project represents a world-first development of a commercial-scale, zero-emissions lime production facility. Calix and Adbri's intend to progress a feasibility study covering site selection, raw materials and proof of marketable product, and basis of design covering CO 2 capture from lime production, and multi-fuel/energy options, targeting early 2022 compl...

FLSmidth awarded contract at Norcem Brevik

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The well-known carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Norcem Brevik in Norway is progressing with HeidelbergCement and FLSmidth having signed an agreement for FLSmidth to deliver the necessary plant modifications allowing for downstream CO 2 removal. Final commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2024.   The capturing process at the Norcem Brevik plant will use a mixture of water and organic solvents to remove the CO 2 . But before CO 2 can be removed, the pr...

Taiheiyo Cement Corp to work with Carbon Clean on carbon capture plant

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corp will implement technology for CO 2  capture from the flue gas of rotary cement kilns in the first, 10tpd demonstration plant in Japan. For this purpose, Taiheiyo Cement has selected the technology for CO 2 chemical absorption supplied by UK-based Carbon Clean, which has been awarded by Marubeni Protechs Corp (Marubeni Protechs) in Japan. This technology will be installed at Taiheiyo Cement's plant in Kumagaya City, Saitama, and demonstr...

Carbon8 Systems to participate in South Wales industrial cluster project

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership between industry, energy suppliers, infrastructure providers, academia, legal sector, service providers and public sector organisations, has been awarded GBP1.5m from UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation programme to map what is needed to support South Wales in becoming a net-zero carbon region by 2050. Carbon8 Systems is part of the SWIC partnership companies and has already shown its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions with carbo...

Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a design basis and cost estimate for a carbon capture plant and connection to the planned HyNet North West...

Blue Planet joins the WCA

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Blue Planet as an Associate Corporate Member. Blue Planet is a Silicon Valley company that has developed a novel carbon capture and utilisation system. The system provides a cost-effective and permanent way to remove CO 2 from the air. Its technology uses CO 2 as a raw material for making carbonate rocks, which are used in place of quarried natural limestone rock, the pri...

HeidelbergCement to partner in world's first low-carbon industrial cluster

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's British subsidiary Hanson UK has become a partner in the HyNet North West consortium, which aims to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster in the region of northwest England. The proposed hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will play a critical role in the UK’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and the fight against climate change.  "Our involvement in HyNet North West is the next step in HeidelbergCement's path...