Monday, 16. April 2018

Workshop on carbon capture technologies in the cement industry on 17 October 2018 and new CEMCAP film

A workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry will take place in Brussels on 17 October 2018. The event, organised by ECRA and the research groups CEMCAP and CLEANKER, will investigate the technological and economical boundary conditions for application of carbon capture and storage technology in the cement industry. Participation is free of charge. The CEMCAP project on carbon capture and storage in cement production has also recently released a film providing information about the innovative oxyfuel cooler technology. VDZ is involved both in the CEMCAP project and in the CLEANKER project, which researches carbon capture and storage by means of calcium looping.

The CEMCAP film

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. Presentations from the second ECRA/CEMCAP workshop held in November 2017 can be downloaded here.

The CEMCAP film now released details the project’s goals and background and documents a number of project stages. It is available for download here.

The CLEANKER project, brought to life in 2017, is also funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme (grant agreement number 764816). CLEANKER is engaged in testing carbon capture by calcium looping at industrial scale.

By using CO2 capture technologies, Europe’s cement industry could contribute substantially to climate protection, particularly in respect to future reductions of process-related CO2-emissions. For more details about CEMCAP and CLEANKER, including on who the project partners are, visit VDZ’s websites:

VDZ's CEMCAP Project Website


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