Mega program in the USA to reduce industrial CO2

Heidelberg Mitchell

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $6 billion for 33 projects across more than 20 states in the USA to decarbonise energy-intensive industries and to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions. In the cement and concrete sector US$ 1.5 bn are provided to 6 companies with a total of 9 projects. The funding goes to two CCS projects initiated by Heidelberg Materials in their Mitchel cement plant (photo) in Indiana and National Cement (Vicat Group) in their Lebec cement plant in California. Three calcined clay projects are included, comprising Summit Materials with 3 projects in Georgia, Maryland and Texas, again National Cement with their Lebec plant and last but not least the Roanoke Cement project in Virginia. Finally, Brimestone Energy and Sublime Systems will receive funding for their projects on cement substitution in concrete.