Sustainable construction materials company CEMEX will work with decarbonisation specialist Carbon Clean on a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for a ‘ground-breaking’ carbon capture project at its Rüdersdorf plant, Germany.

Two stages of the project have been submitted for national and European funding, ready for operation by 2026.

The first phase will see the plant capturing 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day and producing green synthetic hydrocarbons by combining the capture process with renewably sourced hydrogen.

Increasing the CO2 capture by an additional 300 tonnes per day will be the focus of the second phase, using hydrogen supplied by a dedicated pipeline.

A final part of the study will investigate the potential for scaling up the project to capture 2,000 tonnes per day.

With carbon capture deemed a ‘fundamental role’ in the company’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, Sergio Menendez, President, CEMEX Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia, said, “This project with Carbon Clean is the latest development in CEMEX’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersdorf cement plant by 2030.”

The FEED study follows a feasibility study undertaken last year between the two companies to showcase the reduction in CO2 capture cost from the cement plant flue gas.

Carbon Clean has also recently revealed an addition to its arsenal in the battle against climate change, announcing its ‘world’s smallest’ industrial carbon capture solution.

CEMEX has committed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 35% by 2025 and 40% by 2030.