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New CCS project trial at Ketton cement works in race to net zero

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World Cement,

Hanson’s Ketton cement works in Rutland is part of a new BEIS-funded carbon capture project, through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation.

The multi-industry project will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture the CO2 produced, implemented at a number of sites across the country. The process requires 40% less energy than other carbon capture technologies, significantly reducing its cost.

New CCS project trial at Ketton cement works in race to net zero

Simon Wills, Hanson CEO, said: “Carbon capture is a critical part of our strategy to decarbonise cement production and essential if we are to reach next zero carbon by 2050.

“Our Padeswood cement works in north Wales is already part of the HyNet North West carbon capture and storage project and this new venture at our Ketton works is another example of our commitment to developing new technologies.”

“If successful, the C-Capture process has the potential to be rolled-out across other sites across the HeidelbergCement Group.”

C-Capture’s system can be retrofitted to existing cement kilns or designed into new ones and the CO2 captured can be compressed and sent for storage in safe, geological reserves or utilised in other industries.

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