Lafarge’s Richmond plant capturing CO2 emissions

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Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Richmond plant has reached a milestone in its goal of becoming the first cement plant in the world to have the technology to recycle carbon emissions from its cement production. They have now completed the second phase of its Project CO2MENT, the installation of the Svante CO2 capture unit. While the plant will only be capturing a small percentage of the CO2 it emits daily, the technology is a step in the right direction. The unit uses carbon capture technology to trap the CO2 – produced during the cement production and contained in its cement flue gas that’s connected to the kiln – and clean and filter it. This means the CO2 can be captured and, following the project’s next phase, re-used, creating the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant.

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