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Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has announced additional funding for the carbon capture research and development project at LafargeHolcim’s plant in Florence, Colorado. The US$1.5m fund supports the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO 2 MENT Colorado Project. The project is being deployed in partnership with Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV) and Total. The first phase of the project included a feasibility stud...

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The proposal of the Norwegian government is the second last step in the approval process for the project...

Norwegian CCS project is awarded EUR2.1bn

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway has been awarded EUR2.1bn from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA). By supporting the project, the Norwegian government aims to scale up CCS and share its knowledge and experience. The approved project will allow for the establishment of carbon capture facilities at Norcem's (HeidelbergCement) Brevik cement factory as well as at Fortum Oslo Varme, a waste-to-energy plant. The CCS project...

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the IREX-administered FastCarb project that will capture CO 2 in concrete, which is then used in aggregate. The scheme will improve the quality of this type of recycled aggregate by plugging the porosity and leading to a greater understanding of the accelerated carbonisation mechanism for recycled concrete aggregates. Started in 2016, FastCarb works to design and implement an accelerated carbonisation process at pre-industrial scale to store CO 2 in recycled conc...

Aker Solutions signs CO2 capture agreement with Norcem

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions and HeidelbergCement-owned Norcem have signed an agreement towards the engineering, procurement and construction of a CO 2 capture, liquification and intermediate storage plant at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway. The carbon capture plant in Brevik is part of the Norwegian carbon capture demonstration project to be funded by the Norwegian government. Parliament is expected to take the final decision to implement the full-scale project in the national budget for 2021....

Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental) and Total have formed a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA.   The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000tpa of CO 2 directly from the LafargeHolcim cement plant, which would be sequestered underground permanently by Occidental.   “OLC...

HeidelbergCement

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norwegian energy group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the capture and storage (CCS) of CO 2 . Since 2011 HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Norcem has been running a project dedicated to CO 2 storage at its Brevik cement plant in Norway. The project, initiated by the Norwegian government, will see captured CO 2 transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea where it will be stored permanently. The MoU includes looking at the pos...

Anhui Conch

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Despite the project proving to be a loss maker, Anhui Conch is fully committed to its carbon capture investment at the Baimashan plant in eastern China. The US$10m carbon capture and storage (CCS) project was installed last year after taking 12 months to construct. Trial production began in October 2018 with the aim of separating and purifying 50,000t of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) each year, which Anhui Conch would then sell to industrial consumers. As a pilot project the technology is curren...

Spain's cement industry in drive to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to a new report by Oficemen, the Spanish cement industry is undertaking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 when compared with 1990 as base year. In its “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2050”. Conventional means such as increased energy efficiency and co-processing will enable the sector to reduce its CO2 footprint by 35 per cent compared to the base year. The roadmap foresees improvements in thermal efficiency ...