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HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme but has also formulated a strategy and operational portfolio to match its aspirations. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: HeidelbergCement’s Vision 2050 is key to the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 Society at global, regional and national levels...

Solar to the rescue

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark looks at how concentrated solar energy could help the cement industry move closer to carbon neutrality. Furthermore, the latest solar technology could make other carbon-reduction strategies more viable. Concentrated solar energy could make carbon capture and storage more economically viable All readers will be well aware of the CO 2 emissions challenge currently facing the cement industry. The share of man-made CO 2 emissions created by the cement industry is often qu...

Carbon capture bioreactor starts at Fortaleza's Tula plant

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) has developed a bioreactor which uses microalgae to capture flue gases from cement companies. The reactor was launched at Cementos Fortaleza’s cement plant in Tula in the country’s state of Hidalgo, where it will pilot the technology at plant level. In the process the exhaust gas from the kiln is passed through a reactor that contains water, nutrients and microalgae that retain carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and convert it to biomass...

Playing its part in Paris

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

In line with the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change, HeidelbergCement has published its ‘Sustainability Commitments 2030’, which see the cement producer leading the development of carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration (CCUS) technologies for the cement industry. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: test facility for CCS at Brevik, Norway In November 2017 HeidelbergCement published its ‘Sustainability Commitments 2030’, reflecting the company’s environ...

CarbonCure Technologies demonstrates CO2 capture and utilisation

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

CarbonCure Technologies claims that it has led a team of five companies to demonstrate the world's first integrated CO 2 capture and utilisation (CCU) from cement for concrete production. CO 2 emissions from the Cementos Argos' Roberta cement plant near Calera, Alabama, were captured by Sustainable Energy Solutions’ (SES) cryogenic CO 2 capture technology, transported by Praxair, Inc and reused in Argos' Glenwood (Atlanta) concrete operations equipped with CarbonCure's CO 2 utilisation ...

ECRA to test oxyfuel on industrial scale with two pilot projects

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Based on extensive research undertaken by the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA),
 oxyfuel technology will now be implemented in two cement plants in Europe. "The technical feasibility of oxyfuel technology can only be proven in real-scale application, but we have sufficient information from our research to believe that we will obtain a positive result after the trials," said Daniel Gauthier, chairman of ECRA. Over the past few months ECRA has examined the suitability of sites tha...

Norwegian CO2 capture project completes testing phase

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 'key milestone' on a collaborative project to deliver CO 2 capture technology efficiency has been reached claims Westec Environmental Solutions (Verditek group) and project partners Sintef and the Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute. The pilot-scale project passed a key milestone on Wednesday, successfully completing the initial testing phase using independent testing at the Sintef facility in Norway. Verditek said the next and penultimate phase of the project would comprise solve...

The future of cement

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first of two reports from the recent international symposium, “The Future of Cement” that took place in Paris, we look at the role played by Louis Vicat in the industrialisation of modern cements and the latest developments in terms of materials chemistry and cement manufacturing. Paris was the host city for “The Future of Cement”, an international symposium, organised by SFIC, ATILH and UNESCO Held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris this June, “The Future of Cement” was...

Aker Solutions wins Norcem carbon capture study contract

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions has won a contract for concept studies at Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, and Yara International's ammonia plant on Herøya, Norway. Norcem and Yara are among three companies in the running to receive funding from the Norwegian government to build and operate a full-scale carbon capture plant at their respective facilities. The government aims to fund at least one of the plants, which would be operational by 2022. "Perfecting carbon capture will be key...

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 ...