The Svante capture unit, a carbon capture technology designed to trap CO2 produced from industrial processes, is now installed at the Richmond Cement Plant. The completion of this phase allows the cement facility to capture the CO2contained in its cement flue gas and to reuse it for CO2-cured concrete, thus storing it permanently. Coupling this equipment with the alternative fuels used at the plant creates the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant. The carbon-efficient examples achieved here are leading the way to a near-zero emissions cement facility.
Claude Letourneau, President & CEO of Svante, noted, “When we think about the fight against climate change, we know there has been work on energy efficiencies, renewables, but no major developments on capturing and cost-effectively using CO2emissions from industrial sources, until now. The last piece of this problem is essential because it is the part that allows us to transition to a carbon-neutral marketplace. Our partnership with Lafarge is building a new net-zero economy, and that is a very positive message we are sending to the world – it can be done.”