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Holcim, Cool Planet developing CO2 capture plant in Germany

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Sustainable technology company Cool Planet Technologies Limited (CPT) will push for decarbonisation efforts using membrane gas separation technology along with Holcim Deutschland GmbH (Holcim).

In conjunction with partner Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH (Hereon), the companies plan to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant at Holcim’s Hover cement works near Hannover.

The plant will harness Hereon’s PolyActive membrane technology, which uses a selective barrier material that filters some gases but allows through CO2. The low-cost solution is passive and requires less energy, in addition to being easily scalable, providing a suitable option for retrofitting or ‘end of pipe’ projects.

With cement production contributing to 8% of the world’s annual CO2 emissions, the location of the plant is no coincidence.

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