Cement is used daily in construction often with little regard for the effects on the environment. But that is all changing. Companies are starting to make inroads on getting additional benefit from cement and developers and contractors are taking notice.

For example, Svante’s technology is currently being deployed in the field in the cement manufacturing sectors. The CO2MENT Project – a partnership between LafargeHolcim and TOTAL S.A. – is building a plant in Richmond, British Columbia that will re-inject captured CO2 into concrete.

Connecticut-based Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC, a developer of sustainable infrastructure, is working with Svante and will be responsible for project origination and financing for carbon capture and storage projects using Svante’s proprietary technology, as well as operating facilities that deliver captured COto end users.

The partnership will focus on the Permian Basin in the U.S. and in Canada’s western provinces, both of which have large CO2 storage potential, a wide range of commercial COusers, and a significant number of industrial sources of CO2, such as cement, chemicals and hydrogen production. The existing CO2 pipeline infrastructure in the U.S. transports mined CO2, with no climate benefit, thus creating an opportunity to transition to sourcing CO2 from man-made industrial emissions.

When used in combination with direct air capture, Svante’s source capture technology can result in net zero carbon emissions from currently emissions-intensive industries, while a single Svante plant can capture a million tons of carbon a year – equal to eliminating the emissions generated by more than 200,000 cars.

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