Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, a leading Indian cement major and subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd, has announced that it will build a large-scale 500 000 tpy carbon capture facility at its cement plant in Tamil Nadu, India. As part of this, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd UK (CCSL), a leader in low-cost CO2 separation technology, which will provide technology and operational services for the plant, based on its patented CDRMax Technology.
Currently, small-scale carbon capture plants have been commissioned at a small number of cement plants in China and Europe. However, a large-scale demonstration plant of this capacity has not yet been planned or announced in the cement industry. Dalmia Cement and CCSL will explore multiple utilisation streams for the CO2 that is captured from this large-scale plant, including direct sale for use in other industries, and the manufacture of chemicals.
“It is time to resolve the climate crisis,” said Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. “It is time to resolve the climate crisis. At Dalmia Cement, we are committed to becoming a carbon negative cement group by 2040. Capturing process emissions from cement manufacturing will be critical towards reaching net zero by 2040 and, therefore, our approach is to set up a large, scalable demonstration project on carbon capture with multiple utilisation streams.”
“We are very excited to partner with Dalmia Cement on this industry-leading demonstration project,” said Aniruddha Sharma, CEO and Founder of CCSL. “Decarbonising the cement industry is absolutely key to reaching ‘net zero’ emissions. By combining our low-cost modular CO2 capture technology with viable CO2 reuse alternatives, we plan to deliver a full solution to early movers like Dalmia Cement.”
The cement industry is considered a ‘Hard To Abate’ sector due to the emissions produced by the calcination of limestone, which is required to produce cement. Cement, in turn, is the cheapest available material used for the production of concrete. And, whilst certain types of cement do not require the calcination of limestone for production, this is subject to the availability of alternative materials. Therefore, the only viable solution for reducing emissions from this sector is to capture the process-related CO2.
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