SCCS: Industrial Carbon Capture & Storage – Constraints and Opportunities for the Cement Industry

The cement industry is responsible for about 5% of carbon dioxide emissions produced by human activities. Half of these emissions are the direct result of clinker production, the rest comes from fuel combustion and about 10% are associated with power and transport use.

With demand for cement expected to continue to increase worldwide, the reduction of CO₂ emissions is becoming an urgent task for the cement industry. Carbon Capture Storage is a technology that has the potential to significantly reduce these emissions at every step of cement production. It is likely to become the principal means of significantly reducing CO₂ emissions from key industries in the near future. But this will require international collaboration and public-private partnerships to accelerate research, design, development and deployment of new technologies.

This Industrial CCS workshop will explore the constraints and specificities of the cement industry, discussing techno-economic aspects of industrial CCS and examining engineering options.

Workshop Programme

Session 1: Constraints and feasibility of Industrial CCS for the Cement Industry

  • Tim Dumenil (Pale Blue Dot Energy), Overview of the Teesside Collective Industrial CCS Project and respective insights for the Cement Industry
  • Bryony Livesey (Costain), title to be announced
  • Stefano Brandani (University of Edinburgh), Techno-Economic Study for Carbon Capture from Cement Plants
  • Kristin Jordal (Sintef), CEMCAP – a Horizon 2020 project on CO₂ capture from Cement Plants
  • Panel discussion

Session 2: Opportunities in CCS for the Cement Industry

  • Raffaella Ocone (Heriot-Watt University), Chemical Looping Combustion
  • Susana Garcia (Heriot-Watt University), Cement Performance in Well Formations for CCS applications
  • Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Heriot-Watt University), Opportunities for Development of Mineral Carbonation Technologies
  • Siddharth V. Patwardhan (University of Strathclyde), Carbonic anhydrase supported on bioinspired green nanomaterials for enzymatic CO₂ mineralisation
  • Panel discussion

Registration will open soon. In the meantime, if you would like further information, please email Romain Viguier, SCCS Business Development Executive.

This SCCS workshop is taking place as part of the 35th Cement & Concrete Science Conference at the University of Aberdeen, 26-28 August 2015.