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Cemex (Houston)

Brief description:


Main developer: Cemex

Country: USA

Project type: Capture

Scale: Small

Status: Under construction

Industry: Cement

Capture method: Post-combustion

New or retrofit: Retrofit
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided


Cemex USA has been awarded  $1.1 million (phase 1) in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a dry sorbent CO2 capture technology at one of its cement plants in the U.S. The commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project is expected to store up to 1 million tons of CO2.

Cemex, in partnership with RTI International, will design and construct a dry sorbent CO2 capture and compression system, an injection station, and pipeline, if needed. The company will fund 20 percent of Phase I of the CCS project.

CEMEX USA is the only cement company in America to receive funding for a large-scale industrial CCS project.

The CCS projects are a cost-shared collaboration between the government and private industry to increase investment in clean industrial technologies and sequestration projects. The DOE will provide $1.14 million and CEMEX USA will provide 20 percent of the funding for Phase I of its project.

CEMEX is a global building materials company with customers in more than 50 countries throughout the world. See also developers page.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Established in 1958 as the Research Triangle Institute, RTI has a distinguished history of scientific research and achievement in the areas of health, energy, environmental science, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, and international development. RTI’s staff of more than 2,800 supports projects in more than 40 countries.

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Main developer: Cemex

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