According to a study from DTU, cement production today accounts for approx. 5% of the world's total CO2 emissions. When this figure is compared to the facts about how much cement and concrete is used in the construction industry and against the International Energy Council's (IEA) figure on an expected increase in both population and migration numbers, it is important to find a solution that can help reduce The CO2 footprint in these industries.
In March 2020, the startup company CemGreen ApS, together with the other project partners, Hybrid Greentech ApS and DTU, received just under DKK 2.8 million of the Clean Tech Innovation (CTI) support program for their innovation project. In the innovation project, efforts must be made to develop a solution that has the potential to revolutionize the way cement is manufactured. At the same time, this solution is expected to result in a 2% reduction in the industry's CO2 emissions. “The future of alternative cement looks promising. We believe we have the solution to a global CO2 reduction of 2% ”Lasse Nørbye Døssing, CEO of CemGreen ApS The purpose of CLEAN's support projects is to accelerate innovation collaborations between SMEs and knowledge institutions. The goal is to strengthen the innovative power and competitiveness of the participating companies by focusing on product innovation in energy and environmental technology. The collaboration between CemGreen ApS and Hybrid Greentech is initiated by a shared ambition to reduce CO2 emissions from heavy industries. This is of interest, as these industries contribute greatly to global CO2 emissions. Therefore, even small reductions in these industries can make a significant contribution to the global reduction of CO2 emissions. However, heavy industries are subject to large investments, which is why industrial customers and partners require a stable business foundation that includes a detailed factory layout and extensive business case before embarking on the implementation of new technologies. In this innovation collaboration, CemGreen ApS and Hybrid Greentech are developing this business foundation to engage an industrial partner in the cement industry with the aim of reaching TRL 8. Together, innovation is created: The partners in the Innovation Project each offer different competences, which creates the basis for development, innovation and growth: CemGreen ApS develops solutions to reduce CO2 emissions from the global cement industry Hybrid Greentech designs and implements 100% renewable energy solution with energy storage for industrial scale DTU Civil Engineering are experts in concrete and concrete performance DTU Electro- Energy Analytics and Markets are experts in energy markets and energy data analytics
“We have previously had projects with DTU that have given all parties increased knowledge and exciting results. Thus, this project is a continuation of these projects ”Lasse Nørbye Døssing, CEO of CemGreen ApS
About CemGreen ApS CemGreen ApS is a consulting engineering company in production and mechanical engineering with 3 employees. CemGreen was founded by Lasse Nørbye Døssing in 2016. CemGreen ApS is working on creating an alternative cement material that does not emit any CO2 in connection with production. It has the potential to revolutionize the way cement is manufactured while at the same time resulting in a solution that can reduce the total man-made CO2 emissions by 2%. CemGreen's cement material is based on slate which can replace the fly ash in cement. They want to demonstrate their patented technology on a large scale. If the product becomes a reality, it can also help with a green conversion of cement production, which, according to CemGreen, could reduce CO2 emissions by several percent if implemented globally. CemGreen is aware that they cannot lift the task alone and it has therefore been obvious to them, among other things. to speak to Aalborg Portland, who is one of the leaders in the industry. About CTI The energy and environmental technology sector faces a number of development needs in relation to developing new innovative products, solutions or concepts. The CTI (Clean Tech Innovation) project offers a 3-year support program in which small and medium-sized companies, together with DTU, can develop environmental and energy technology solutions and products. Similarly, CLEAN has four programs covering other regions in Denmark.
Article first published by Clean: https://www.cleancluster.dk/news/knap-28-millioner-kroner-skal-vaere-med-til-at-goere-cementproduktionen-groennere/?lang=da