Germany: Engineering company GEA has installed a carbon capture pilot plant at the Phoenix Zementwerke cement plant in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia. The supplier will now conduct testing over ‘several’ months, but said that it is confident that the cement plant is suitable for an installation to capture over 90% of its CO2 emissions. GEA’s carbon capture systems run on energy from waste heat recovery, with minimal to zero extra electrical input.
Phoenix Zementwerke managing director Marcel Gustav Krogbeumker said “We consider carbon capture a very exciting technology. Thanks to GEA’s decades of experience in emissions control, I am very positive that together we can develop and implement a solution.”