Building materials giant LafargeHolcim to develop large-scale CCUS plant

The carbon dioxide will be captured from the company’s cement plant in Spain and will be recycled for agricultural use

Building materials giant LafargeHolcim has partnered with the carbon dioxide capture and separation technology firm Carbon Clean to develop a large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) plant.

The project will be based in LafargeHolcim’s cement factory in Spain and will capture carbon dioxide emitted through cement production.

The carbon dioxide, which will be captured from the cement plant’s flue gas, will be recycled for agricultural use.

The partnership will also aim to work on accelerating technological advancements in CCUS in the cement sector.

Isidoro Miranda, Chief Executive Officer of LafargeHolcim Spain, said: “As part of our Green Transition strategy, here at LafargeHolcim we are eager to tackle the fight against climate change through innovative initiatives that will further enable us to develop low carbon products and solutions.”

Aniruddha Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Clean, said: “This ambitious project will help kick-start the technology race to a carbon dioxide circular economy and net zero in the cement sector in Europe.”

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