LafargeHolcim Launches Canadian Carbon Capture Project

08 August 2019

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 over the next four years. The project will be conducted in three phases and is expected to be complete by the end of 2020. 

In 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 version of Inventys’ carbon capture technology, specifically for cement. In the final phase, the captured CO2 will be prepared for reuse and support the economical assessment and demonstration of CO2 conversion technologies onsite, for example with CO2 injected concrete and fly ash.

In addition, the company recently launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement at the Richmond plant
The $28 million CAD system is expected to replace up to 50% of fossil fuel use with lower carbon fuels and could result in a 20% reduction in emissions. 

Image Courtesy of LafargeHolcim.