Lehigh Cement, the International CCS Knowledge Centre and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group are moving forward with the engineering design for a feasibility study of a carbon capture and storage system at Lehigh’s Edmonton, A.B., Canada plant.
A first for the North American cement industry, the Lehigh CCS feasibility study looks at the viability of capturing 90% to 95% of the carbon dioxide – an estimated 600,000 tonnes of CO2 annually – from the cement plant’s flue gas.
“This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can continue to meet growing production demands, while also meeting equally important climate targets,” said Joerg Nixdorf, president of Lehigh Hanson Canada Region. “We are proud to be in a position to lead a global change with a crucial clean technology in our industry.”
The Lehigh CCS feasibility study will consider an engineering design that uses carbon capture technology owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, part of MHI Group. The KM CDR Process, which is deployed at 13 commercial plants globally, will be tailored for integration with Lehigh’s plant and output specifications, such as a flue gas pretreatment system and the carbon capture and compression process.