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Vicat announces methanol production at Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In partnership with Hynamics, a subsidiary of the EDF Group specialising in hydrogen production, Vicat is developing an integrated solution for capturing CO 2   and producing carbon-free methanol.  The Hynovi project aims to create the first production sector for decarbonised methanol in France and is in line with the  French government's objectives in terms of decarbonisation of industry and energy independence, of which synthetic fuels constitute one of the main levers.  The pro...

The WCA welcomes Baker Hughes as associate corporate member

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that global energy technology company, Baker Hughes, has become the latest addition to its international community, joining as an associate corporate member. Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries, designing, manufacturing and deploying innovative technologies and services that help make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient. Specialist capabilities include areas such as emissions management, hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and...

The potential of hydrogen in decarbonising cement

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, we take a look at the significant role hydrogen is expected to play in the cement sector's route to decarbonisation. Two kinds of hydrogen are set to be used by industry as a fossil fuel replacement, but each has its own set of challenges and benefits, with 'green hydrogen' and 'blue hydrogen' referring to the different methods of its production. For it to be classed as 'green', the hydrogen needs to be generated through a water electrolysis process, which is itself powered by...

Green hydrogen at Hanson

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson is collaborating with researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, UK, looking at innovative technologies to reduce industrial carbon emissions. A new hydrogen demonstration unit, which generates green hydrogen through renewable energy, has been developed and installed at the cement producer’s Regen GGBS works in Port Talbot, UK, to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant. By Dr Charlie Dunnill, Energy Safety Research Institute, UK. ...