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Tuesday, 23. October 2018

Workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry held in Brussels

On 17 October 2018 a workshop on forward-looking carbon capture technologies in the cement industry took place in Brussels, attended by 88 participants from the cement industry, industry associations, research institutes, politicians, NGOs, universities and technology providers. The event was organised by ECRA and the research groups CEMCAP and CLEANKER. VDZ is actively involved in both research groups.

Participants of the workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry held in Brussels

The workshop discussed the technological and economic framework for the application of carbon capture technologies in the cement industry. It highlighted the results of the three dedicated research projects:

  • ECRA’s carbon capture project, which proposes the demonstration of oxyfuel carbon capture technology in two cement plants
  • Conclusions from CEMCAP’s experiments and techno-economic assessment
  • The first year results and engineering of the CLEANKER project

Further presentations at the workshop encompassed options for direct separation capture technology and carbon capture and storage/utilisation (CCS, CCU). The workshop included a poster session and gave the floor to discussing the portfolio of technologies for carbon capture and their perspective for demonstration in the cement industry at industrial scale.

The workshop was followed on 18 October 2018 by a presentation of the CEMBUREAU Low Carbon Economy Roadmap in the European Parliament. It highlighted the importance of carbon capture in the cement industry and of its demonstration as breakthrough technology for achieving CO2 emission reduction targets according to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The CEMCAP project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme as part of grant agreement number 641185. CEMCAP pursues establishment of the conditions necessary for using carbon capture and storage technologies in the European cement industry.

CLEANKER is a project that started 2017, also funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. It addresses CO2 capture from cement production by demonstrating calcium looping (CaL) technology in the cement plant (TRL 7).

VDZ's CEMCAP Project Website
VDZ's CLEANKER Project Website

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