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Greenhouse Gases

Partners to make hydrocarbons with CO₂ from cement

by Alex Scott
July 23, 2021 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 99, Issue 27

 

The cement maker Cemex, electrolysis firm Sunfire, and renewable energy company Enertrag have formed Concrete Chemicals, a consortium that aims to use CO2 emitted in the production of cement as a chemical raw material. The partners will combine the CO2 with green hydrogen produced from water electrolysis powered by renewable energy to make fuels and chemicals. In a first step, the partners have applied for financing from the German government to build a 5,000 metric ton per year facility at Cemex’s plant in Rüdersdorf, Germany.

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