LAFARGEHOLCIM

LafargeHolcim launches carbon capture project in Canada

LafargeHolcim is increasing its efforts to further improve the carbon-efficiency of its cements with the launch of the CO₂MENT project in Canada. The objective is to build one of the world’s first full-cycle solutions to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project is a partnership between Lafarge Canada, Inventys and Total.

Over the next four years, Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System and a selection of LafargeHolcim’s carbon utilization technologies at its Richmond, British Columbia, Canada cement plant. The project has three phases and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020. Subject to the pilot’s success, the vision is to scale up the project and explore how the facility can be replicated across other LafargeHolcim plants.

During the first phase the partners will work on purifying the cement flue gas in preparation for CO2 capture. The second phase will focus on the separation of CO2 from flue gas using a customized for cement version of Inventys’ carbon capture technology at pilot scale. As part of the final phase, the captured CO2 will be prepared for reuse and support the economical assessment and demonstration of CO2 conversion technologies onsite, such as CO2 injected concrete and fly ash.

Apart from increasing its focus on new innovative breakthrough solutions such as the CO₂MENT project, LafargeHolcim is also further investing into measures to reduce the clinker-to-cement ratio and consume less energy per tonne of cement by using lower carbon fuels and improving the efficiency of the company’s processes. At its Richmond plant, the company recently launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement. It will also help minimize landfill waste; specifically, non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada.

The CAD 28 million system is expected to replace up to 50 % of fossil fuel use with lower carbon fuels and could result in a 20 % reduction of combustion emissions. It also allows Lafarge Canada to divert approximately 100000 t/a of waste from local landfills, the equivalent of about 8300 loaded garbage trucks.

www.lafargeholcim.com

x

Related articles:

Issue 2020-3 SVANTE | LAFARGEHOLCIM | OXY LOW CARBON VENTURES| TOTAL

Study targets feasibility of capturing CO2 from LafargeHolcim cement plant for storage by Occidental

Svante Inc., LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental, and Total announced a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale...

more
Issue 2020-1-2 HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

HeidelbergCement researching full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Canada

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary Lehigh Cement and the International CCS Knowledge Centre1 announced a feasibility study of a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as a...

more
Issue 2016-12 LAFARGEHOLCIM

LafargeHolcim upgrades cement plant in Canada to better environmental performance

Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim, has completed a project in Exshaw to modernize its cement plant while improving its environmental footprint. Focusing primarily on boosting the...

more
Issue 2016-7-8 LAFARGEHOLCIM

LafargeHolcim publishes first sustainability report for merged group

On 13.06.2016, LafargeHolcim released its Sustainability Report 2015 that outlines the group’s economic, environmental and social performance and presents LafargeHolcim’s ambitious objectives as...

more
Issue 2013-11

New partnership between Lafarge and Solidia Technologies

Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the Solidia Technologies®, Piscataway/USA, to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete....

more