EU Horizon 2020 project CEMCAP started

On 1 May 2015 the EU project CEMCAP started. CEMCAP is a project funded by Horizon 2020 addressing CO2 capture from cement production. The primary objective of CEMCAP is to prepare the ground for large-scale implementation of CO2 capture in the European cement industry.

The ETH Zurich Separation Processes Laboratory, headed by Prof. Marco Mazzotti, and partner of the SCCER EIP is one of the R&D providers of CEMCAP.

CEMCAP will demonstrate CO2 capture technologies for the cement industry in an industrially relevant environment (TRL 6). Existing pilot-scale test rigs, adapted to replicate realistic cement plant operating conditions, will mainly be employed, and in addition a dedicated clinker cooler for oxyfuel cement plants will be designed and built. Cost-and energy-efficient retrofit of the capture technologies will be targeted, with focus on maintained product quality.

Further details about CEMCAP are available at www.sintef.no/projectweb/cemcap.