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Valorization of CO2 for low carbon cement

Objective

Cement production is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, which mainly come from the processing of limestone. CO2Valorize proposes a new approach to drastically reduce these emissions by partly replacing some of the limestone content with supplementary cementitious materials (SCM). Such materials are additionally carbonated using captured CO2, so this part-replacement process utilises captured CO2. Promising, calcium silicates rich SCM can come from waste materials such as mine tailings and recycled concrete, all of which are available in large quantities. The carbonation process of such materials is complex and barely understood to date. Our networks aim to lay the scientific foundations to create fundamental knowledge on the mechanisms, reaction kinetics, the physico-chemical subprocess, and the performance of the modified cement in order to provide a proof-of-concept and show that a CO2 reduction by 50 % per tonne of cement produced is feasible. The project is driven by leading companies that represent important parts of the value chain and ensure a fast uptake of the results with the potential to commercialise new equipment, processes and software during and after the project. The structured approach combines complementary research for each individual project in the academic and industry sector. This is accompanied by a balanced mix of high-level scientific courses and transferable skills delivered by each partner locally and in dedicated training schools and workshops at network level. This way, each doctoral candidate builds up deep scientific expertise and interdisciplinary knowledge to deliver game-changing cleantech innovations during and after the project. CO2Valorize is impact-driven and strives for portfolios of high-class joint publications in leading journals and patents. The transfer of the results into first-of-its-kind engineering solutions contribute to the next generation of cement processes that can mitigate climate change.

Coordinator

FLSMIDTH AS
Net EU contribution
€ 477 831,00
Address
Vigerslev Alle 77
2500 Valby
Denmark

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data

Participants (5)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 173 686,80
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 432 396,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 151 981,20
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 176 043,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
HZDR INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 521 078,40
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data

Partners (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
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No data
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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CEMMAC AS
Slovakia
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No data
Address
Cementarska 14/14
914 42 Horne Srnie

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Slovensko Západné Slovensko Trnavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
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No data
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
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SIEMENS PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGLIMITED
United Kingdom
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No data
Address
Hammersmith Grove 26-28 6th Floor East
W6 7HA London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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