Chennai, Sep 19 : In a first in the cement industry, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited today inked a pact with the UK-based Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) for building a large 500,000 tonne per year facility for carbon capture at its plant in Tamil Nadu.
CCSL was a leader in low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology to provide technology and operational services for the plant based on its patented CDRMax Technology.
Currently, small-scale carbon capture plants have been commissioned in a few 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 utilization streams for the CO2 that was captured from this plant, including direct sale for use in other industries and manufacture of chemicals, a company release said.
Mr Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement said “it is time to resolve the climate crisis. We are committed to be 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 scalable large demonstration projects on carbon capture with multiple utilisation streams', he added.
CCSL CEO and Co-founder Aniruddha Sharma said “we are very excited to partner with Dalmia Cement on this industry-leading demonstration project.'
'Decarbonizing the cement industry is absolutely key to reaching ‘net zero’ emissions', he said adding, '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”. (UNI)