New Collaboration: Petrofac and Aggregate Industries To Explore CO2 Capture

New Collaboration: Petrofac and Aggregate Industries To Explore CO2 Capture - Carbon Herald

Petrofac, a leading energy engineering firm, has recently teamed up with Aggregate Industries UK to explore the potential for carbon capture at the Cauldon cement plant in the United Kingdom.

As a part of the partnership, Petrofac is currently performing initial engineering evaluations to find potential ways to capture CO2 emissions at the plant, which involves selecting the right technology for any upcoming project.

Once the system is in operation, it will be able to eliminate up to 600,000 t/y of CO2 collected from the Cauldon cement plant and transported for storage under the Irish Sea as part of the Peak Cluster carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

Aggregate Industries runs a system of over 350 sites across the UK, including a dry-process cement plant in Cauldon, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. The plant, which has been operational since 1957, has the capacity to produce up to 1 million tonnes of cement each year.

Even though the company is highly advanced in the cement manufacturing industry, they are also seeking methods to minimize the environmental impact of their activities and promote a sustainable economic system.

In April 2022, the company introduced its sustainability strategy as part of its eco-friendly initiatives. This strategy outlines their dedication to becoming a top innovator in sustainable construction solutions in the UK.

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In line with this goal and strategy, the collaboration with Petrofac is expected to help Aggregate Industries meet its goal of reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions before 2050.

Alex Haynes, Head of Business Development, Energy Transition Projects at Petrofac, commented on the collaboration, highlighting the importance of finding ways to abate emissions in order to achieve decarbonization targets.

He said, “We’re looking forward to working with Aggregate Industries UK in finding a way to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement products. Cement manufacturing is a major source of global CO2 emissions, accounting for approximately 7% of emissions annually – implementing ways to abate them will be central to achieving net-zero goals.”

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