Sustainable solutions supplier FLSmidth and Carbon8 Systems have joined forces to decarbonise the global cement industry with carbon capture technologies.

Signing a global commercial partnership today (21st June), the duo said it will utilise FLSmidth’s global network to extend the reach of Carbon8’s carbon capture and utilisation solution.

Already adopted at a VICAT cement plant in France, Carbon8’s technology takes CO2 directly from process gasses and combines it with bypass dust from the production to manufacture a lightweight aggregate which can be used in construction.

Commenting on the plans for the new partnership, Carsten Riisberg Lund, Cement President for FLSmidth, said, “The cement industry is pursuing every possible solution to reduce its environmental footprint. Carbon capture and utilisation 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 its 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, CEO of C8S, added, “We are delighted that FLSmidth has entered into a commercial partnership with Carbon8 Systems. FLSmidth’s 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.”