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CO2 Utilization for Cement: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Fortera

CO2 Utilization for Cement: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Fortera

March 20, 2022 |

Today we take a look at CO2 Utilization with Ryan Gilliam, CEO of Fortera. Fortera created a process that economically converts CO2 into a cement ready for use anywhere Ordinary Portland Cement is used. Concrete ranks as the most used human-made material on the planet each year. However, its production, which includes cement, comes with […]

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New project is looking at carbon capture to make the cement industry climate-neutral

New project is looking at carbon capture to make the cement industry climate-neutral

February 20, 2022 |

In Germany, researchers in the newly launched joint project “CO 2 -Syn” are looking for ways to capture and convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into starting materials, for example to produce basic chemicals such as olefins and higher alcohols, for the cement industry where carbon dioxide is an unavoidable by-product: It is produced when calcium […]

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Lithuanian researchers develop Portland cement on industrial waste

Lithuanian researchers develop Portland cement on industrial waste

November 1, 2018 |

In Lithuania, scientists of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are developing methods for producing concrete without cement, using industrial waste – fly ash. The final product is as strong as the traditional concrete, is more resilient to damaging effects of acid, and more stable in cases of expose to extreme heat and cold. In order […]

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Canadian cement factory producing algae biofuels from carbon emissions

Canadian cement factory producing algae biofuels from carbon emissions

July 14, 2014 |

In Canada, St Marys Cement is investing in an algae-based biodiesel system that will be implemented by Pond Biofuels to help reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. For every kilogram of algae produced, 2kg of CO2 are mitigated. Though the Pond system only uses a small amount of the 540,000 metric tons of CO2 produced […]

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Namibian cement company to use 80% biofuels to reduce energy costs

Namibian cement company to use 80% biofuels to reduce energy costs

July 9, 2014 |

In Namibia, Ohorongo Cement plans to boost its biofuel consumption to 80% of its energy needs from a current 30% using blackthorn as feedstock. The investment, which is expected to be competitive in the long term, is meant to reduce costs and dependence of imported oil and coal. The company is currently facing threat from […]

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