LafargeHolcim to explore carbon capture and storage

By Leila Steed10 February 2021

Global construction materials company LafargeHolcim and energy technology firm Schlumberger New Energy are to collaborate on large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) products.

CCS is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide and transporting it to a storage site to prevent it from entering the atmosphere.

The technology-driven partnership will see the companies experiment with using Schlumberger’s technologies to capture carbon at LafargeHolcim’s cement plants. A feasibility study based on one of LafargeHolcim’s European plants and at a second North American site will be conducted using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technology.

LafargeHolcim said the partnership and would allow both companies to, “make strong inroads in carbon solutions” and that it was step toward the creation of a “blueprint” for the large-scale deployment of CCS in the sector.

Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer at LafargeHolcim, said, “Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new solutions to reduce carbon emissions on our journey to become a net zero company.

“Our partnership with Schlumberger, the world’s leading provider of technology to the global energy industry, will bring new advances in storage that could be replicated at scale across our sites.”

While LafargeHolcim is already testing other carbon capture processes across Europe and North America for scale-up potential, Schlumberger has also expanded its activities through additional partnerships across several industrial sectors.

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