Australia’s LETA To Invest US$3.8M In Clinker Carbon Capture Tech

Australia’s LETA To Invest US$3.8M In Clinker Carbon Capture Tech - Carbon Herald

Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA), an investor in technologies critical to reducing carbon emissions from industry, has committed A$6 million (~US$3.8 million) to support a new carbon capture solution for clinker production.

In a statement published Thursday, LETA announced a partnership with local developer KC8 Capture Technologies for the PACER (Potassium Carbonate Absorption for Clinker Emissions Reduction) initiative.

The project’s goal is to capture up to 95% of emissions generated during clinker production, a crucial component in cement manufacturing formed by sintering clays and limestone, LETA said.

The trial for PACER will take place at Cement Australia‘s Gladstone facility in the state of Queensland, leveraging existing cement production infrastructure.

LETA’s initial support will focus on testing, validation, and optimization of the technology, with the ultimate objective being to transition towards large-scale implementation.

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Greg Ross, Executive Director for KC8, emphasized the project’s commitment to supporting Australia’s heavy industries in achieving climate reduction goals.

He expressed the aspiration to demonstrate the economic feasibility of removing millions of tons of CO2 from flue gases using existing assets, a development with global implications.

Mark McCallum, LETA’s CEO, highlighted the collaborative synergy between LETA’s expertise in low-emission technologies and KC8’s innovative potassium carbonate absorption technology.

He added that PACER would play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions within the cement industry, benefiting Australian jobs, workers, and businesses seeking to lower emissions both locally and worldwide.

This co-investment not only aligns with the shared vision of both companies to contribute to a sustainable, low-carbon future through innovative solutions, but it also underscores their commitment to driving meaningful change in the cement industry and reducing its environmental footprint.

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