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Capsol Technologies awarded cement plant feasibility study

Capsol Technologies awarded cement plant feasibility study
Schematic of Capsol Technologies' CapsolEoP for cement plants (graphic courtesy Capsol Technologies).

Norway-headed carbon capture technology provider Capsol Technologies AS (previously known as CO2 Capsol AS) has announced that it has been awarded a feasibility study for its "CapsolEoP" end-of-pipe carbon capture technology at a cement plant in Northern Europe.

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According to a statement, the feasibility study is for a plant aiming to capture more than 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per annum – a significant amount and a significant impact.

The cement industry is the largest single industrial emitter in the world, representing about 8 percent of global CO2 emissions. It is also a hard-to-abate sector, where deep emission reductions will only be possible with the implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, said Jan Kielland, CEO of Capsol Technologies.

The award is Capsol Technologies’ first paid engineering study on a cement plant, and the company says that it is seeing an increasing amount of requests and sales engineering work in the cement sector, expecting more engineering studies to be awarded going forward.

The fact that the CapsolEoP carbon capture technology is easy to integrate without disrupting the operations of the host plant is an attractive value proposition to these types of facilities. In addition, the emission from a cement plant has a high concentration of CO2 making it especially beneficial for the CapsolEoP technology relative to competing technologies, bringing down the cost per unit CO2 captured, Jan Kielland said.

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