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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...

Microalgae: the big fix?

17 September 2013, Published under Cement News

With the carbon capture and storage offering a limited solution in terms of curtailing atmospheric CO2 emissions, Cementos Argos has embarked on research to investigate the use of microalgae as carbon fixers and offer a sustainable solution to reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. By Gabriel Vargas2, Ana Cardenas1, Alejandra Giraldo1, Alex Saez1, Alexandre Restrepo2, Jorge Molina2, Santiago Hoyos2, Camilo Restrepo3 – 1Process Engineering, Universidad Eafit 2Research and Development, Ce...