CEMEX has been awarded a grant from the US Division of Power (DOE) to develop a pilot carbon seize unit.
The challenge will happen at CEMEX’s cement plant at Victorville, California. Final yr, CEMEX introduced its goal of lowering CO2 emissions by 35%/t of cementitious merchandise by 2030. It additionally has a longer-term ambition to supply net-zero CO2 concrete by 2050.
The challenge is a collaboration with Carbon Clear, Oak Ridge Nationwide Laboratory, and RTI worldwide which can lead the initiative. The worth of the grant was not disclosed.
The goals of the challenge embrace creating, optimising, and scaling up particular CO2 seize course of parts, and incorporating next-generation non-aqueous solvents. The collaboration will assess the combination of modular carbon seize expertise with the cement plant, in addition to consider the fee and technical issues of utilizing the captured CO2 as a feedstock for brand new merchandise.
Jaime Muguiro, CEMEX USA President, stated: “CEMEX is dedicated to being a part of the answer to scale back carbon emissions globally and to ship net-zero CO2 concrete to all of our clients by 2050. We can’t obtain these with out modern expertise and collaborative relationships with each private and non-private organisations who share a dedication to local weather motion. This grant offers us a superb alternative to additional develop a brand new expertise to assist us all attain our objectives.”
Paul Mobley, Analysis Chemical Engineer at RTI, stated: “With CEMEX being a challenge companion and expertise stakeholder, the design and integration of the seize system with its cement plant, and subsequent use of the CO2 at its concrete vegetation are set to align with the trade’s wants. The event of this extremely disruptive CO2 seize expertise might speed up trade adoption and thereby considerably cut back industrial emissions.”