Cemex, Synhelion sustain cement-grade heat from solar power

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CMCM staff Swiss concentrated solar power (CSP) technology developer Synhelion SA and global cement producer Cemex report prospective scaling of a high-temperature process to industrially-viable levels, where energy from sun rays supplants fossil fuel combustion. CSP-based pyroprocessing applications include continuous formation of clinker, Read more…

Feds earmark $100M to decarbonize cement, companion industries

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy; CP staff

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) new “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” identifies key pathways—Energy Efficiency; Industrial Electrification; Low Carbon Fuels; Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage—to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Refining and other manufacturing sectors that collectively account for 30 percent of the United States’ annual CO2 load.