FLSmidth and C8S in commercial CCU partnership
Companies sign technology partnership to accelerate carbon capture in the global cement industry
FLSmidth, international suppliers of sustainable solutions and services to the cement industry, have signed a global commercial partnership with UK-based Carbon8 Systems (C8S) to accelerate the cement industry’s Net Zero ambitions.
Carbon capture will be essential to achieving a sustainable global cement industry – which currently accounts for 7–8% of global carbon emissions – and will deliver on FLSmidth’s Mission Zero pledge to enable zero-emission production by 2030.
Working with C8S, FLSmidth will use their global network to extend the reach of C8S’ carbon capture and utilization (CCU) solution. C8S’ technology, already deployed at a Vicat cement plant in France, takes CO2 directly from process gasses and combines it with bypass dust from cement production to manufacture a lightweight aggregate that can be used in construction.
Carsten Riisberg Lund, cement president at FLSmidth, said: ‘The cement industry is pursuing every possible solution to reduce its environmental footprint. Carbon capture and utilization is one such technology – with a massive potential – that has reached commercial maturity in recent years. The combination of C8S’ advanced carbonation technology and our extensive process knowledge will make a significant contribution to the cement industry’s Net Zero ambitions.
‘FLSmidth will work closely with C8S to accelerate the implementation of their technology and we will draw upon our in-depth know-how, our products and our global presence. This agreement is a significant leap forward in our joint efforts to deliver on the sustainability ambitions for the global cement industry.’
John Pilkington, chief executive officer of C8S, said: ‘We are delighted that FLSmidth have entered into a commercial partnership with Carbon8 Systems. Their strong reputation in the global cement industry, combined with their international presence, will facilitate our growth and place C8S at the heart of the cement industry’s efforts to reach Net Zero.’
The partnership comes into effect as of today [21 June] and both companies will lay out plans for the commercialization of their partnership in a joint webinar in October 2021.