Net zero project at Teesworks Freeport wins £175,000 grant

It will investigate how permitting can be used as a positive tool to reduce air and water emissions as part of the overall ambition of the zero carbon industrial cluster

Sinopec launches China’s ‘first megaton-scale’ carbon capture project

The project, estimated to reduce carbon emissions by one million tons annually, is expected to be put into production by the end of 2021

Canada’s major oil sands producers form ‘unprecedented’ 2050 net zero alliance

The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative seeks to develop an actionable approach to address emissions from the oil sands industry and help Canada meet its climate goals

Treasury appoints new independent group to clamp down on ‘greenwashing’

The Green Technical Advisory Group will oversee the government’s delivery of a Green Taxonomy, a framework setting the bar for investments that can be defined as environmentally sustainable

Waste firm Viridor targets net negative emissions by 2045

It aims to remove more human-related greenhouse gas emissions than its operations produce, supporting the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050

CEMEX and bp team up to deliver net zero CO2 concrete globally

Potential solutions include low carbon power and transport, energy efficiency, natural carbon offsets and carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies

California cement industry unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2045

Its roadmap outlines three major pathways to carbon neutrality – reducing manufacturing process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation

American Petroleum Institute endorses carbon pricing to address climate concerns

It believes the carbon pricing system should be designed so consumers have transparent incentives to reduce emissions efficiently

Chevron to fund carbon capture tech startup in bid to lower emissions in its operations

The investment will support Blue Planet’s technology that captures carbon dioxide and uses it in the production of building materials

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