Cemex partners with Synhelion for solar-fuelled clinker production

Cemex partners with Synhelion for solar-fuelled clinker production

Cemex has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Switzerland-based alternative fuel (AF) specialist Synhelion, through which the pair aim to develop the use of solar power as an alternative heat source to fuel in clinker production. Pilot testing of Synhelion products will begin at a Cemex plant in late 2022, at a total investment cost of up to US$10m.

Head of global research and development Davide Zampini said, "Thanks to the technology that Synhelion is developing, we can bring the solar heat up to 1500¦C. In the process, we can also capture the carbon dioxide (CO2), and that fits perfectly into the process of the synthetic fuel."

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