Low carbon cement production is at the heart of a new partnership between Chart Industries and FLSmidth – and the duo want to cut 90% of carbon emissions from industrial sources at half the cost of current processes.

Unveiling such plans today (9th September), Chart and FLSmidth said they will deploy advanced carbon capture technology to decarbonise cement production. Chart’s Cryogenic Carbon Capture (CCC) is the foucs here, an advance post-combustion technology developed by Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES).

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Ideal for cement applications, CCS utilises equipment manufacturer by Chart and its affiliates to capture CO2 from exhaust gas at high rates and produce it as a high-purity liquid ready for storage and use.

Supporting rollout of the technology, FLSmidth will use its global reach to accelerate the commercialisation of CCC and optimise the product design for the cement industry. 

On the plans, Jill Evanko, CEO and President of Chart, said, “We are delighted that FLSmidth has entered into this important agreement with Chart to advance our carbon capture technology in the cement industry.”

“FLSmidth’s strong reputation and knowledge of the global cement industry will facilitate our growth and place Chart at the heart of the cement industry’s efforts to reach net zero.” 

Carsten Riisberg Lund, Cement President for FLSmidth, added, “The cement industry is pursuing all options to reduce its environmental footprint, and carbon capture is a necessary technology to achieve this goal.”

“Through this agreement with Chart, we lay the foundation for the scale-up and deployment of the CCC technology with our customers. The technology developed by Chart is expected to become the most competitive at scale.”

“We look forward to extending Chart’s CCC technology into the cement industry through our global presence and engineering capabilities. This agreement is a significant leap forward in our joint efforts to enable our customers to reduce their environmental footprint.”