Cemex in Spain pushes two decarbonation projects

Cemex Alicante

Cemex announced to seek EU funding for two of its decarbonation projects in Spain. In February 2023 Cemex signed an agreement with green fuels producer ETFuels, to transform CO2 from their Alicante cement plant (photo) into green fuels. It is planned that ETFuels will utilize up to 0.45 Mta of carbon emissions from Cemex, along with green hydrogen, to synthesize 0.3 Mta green methanol for use in the shipping industry. Cemex is evaluating technologies to perform CO2 capture for this project. A waste-to-hydrogen plant will be trialled at Cemex’s Alcanar cement in Tarragona. The demonstration plant is expected to process over 2,000 tons of waste, subsequently producing nearly 400 tons of green hydrogen.