ERC pilot plant to capture CO2 at Lafarge

ERC pilot plant to capture CO2 at Lafarge

The first phase of engineering for its Electro-Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (ERC) pilot plant to capture waste carbon dioxide at the Lafarge cement is now complete. The project was executed by Mantra Venture Group. BC Research (BCRI), the technology commercialisation arm of NORAM Engineering and Constructors, has submitted cost projections of full scale plant, which will capture waste carbon dioxide at the Lafarge cement plant in Richmond, British Colombia. The company will provide a ready-to-build plant design, as a part of the second phase of the project.

The project has led to several improvements in the process one of which is ability to deliver a highly concentrated liquid product. Mantra intends to sell product directly out of the pilot plant. Improved process control, instrumentation, and flow scheme will facilitate the commercial scale-up of the process.´This will be the very first plant to electrochemically reduce carbon dioxide in an industrial setting. I think people will be very excited when they see a valuable liquid product coming out of the Lafarge flue gas stack,´ said Mantra´s Chief Technology Officer Patrick Dodd.

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