A new partnership aimed at advancing a carbon solution for a cement manufacturing facility in Alberta has been announced.
Enbridge and Lehigh Cement, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials, have signed a memorandum of understanding for the project that will see the the two companies collaborate on a carbon storage hub for Lehigh’s cement manufacturing facility in Edmonton.
Lehigh is developing North America’s first full-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry at its Edmonton plant, with the goal of capturing around 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
The captured emissions would be transported via a pipeline and permanently sequestered by Enbridge, which will be applying to develop an open access carbon hub in the Wabamun area, west of Edmonton, with support from Lehigh and Capital Power Corporation.
The emissions from Capital Power and Lehigh’s planned carbon capture projects could help avoid nearly four million tonnes of carbon emissions in total.
Joerg Nixdorf, President of Lehigh Hanson’s Canada Region said: “At Lehigh Hanson, we believe that carbon capture and storage technology will play a key role in transforming the cement industry and building a more sustainable future. We are excited about taking the next steps in our ambitious journey to achieving carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain.
“Having a carbon hub solution in place by 2025 is essential for the successful implementation of the CCUS project at our Edmonton cement plant.”