Dear reader,

This is the third newsletter from the CEMCAP project, a Horizon 2020 project investigating CO2 capture from cement plants through post- and oxy-combustion capture. The newsletter contains a link to the summary of the CEMCAP activities during the first year, info about CEMCAP at GHGT-13 and much more.

The CEMCAP newsletters are distributed every six months, until the end of the project (October 2018). If you know someone who might be interested, they can subscribe on the CEMCAP website or send an e-mail to CEMCAP@sintef.no. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe at the bottom of this newsletter.

You can visit the CEMCAP Website to learn more about our project and follow us on twitter - @CEMCAP_CO2 - to keep updated on CEMCAP news.

Enjoy the reading!

Kristin Jordal, CEMCAP coordinator




Meet CEMCAP at the GHGT-13 conference

The GHGT conference series is the main conference series globally on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies, in particular CCS. This year, the GHGT-13 conference will be arranged on November 14-18 in Lausanne, Switzerland. CEMCAP will be present during this conference with the following oral presentations and posters:

• Integration of Ca-Looping systems for CO2 capture in cement plants (Oral session 2E,  by Maurizio Spinelli, Isabel Martínez, De Lena Edoardo, Manuele Gatti, Stefano Campanari, Stefano Consonni, Matteo Carmelo Romano*, Politecnico di Milano; Giovanni Cinti, C.T.G., Italcementi Group; Matthias Hornberger, Reinhold Spörl, University of Stuttgart; Carlos Abanades, CSIC-INCAR; Robert Mathai, IKN GmbH; Kristina Fleiger, Volker Hoenig, VDZ gGmbH)

• Application of a chilled ammonia-based process for CO2 capture to cement plants (Oral session 2E by José-Francisco Pérez-Calvo*, Daniel Sutter, Matteo Gazzani, Marco Mazzotti, Institute of Process Engineering, ETH Zurich)

• CO2 capture test for cement plants in a lab scale Calcium Looping pilot facility (Poster no 8, by Carlos Abanades*, Mónica Alonso, Borja Arias, Alberto Mendez, Fernando Fuentes, CSIC_INCAR)

• Membrane-assisted CO2 liquefaction: Performance modelling of CO2 capture from flue gas in cement production (Poster no 12, by Richard Bouma*, Frank Vercauteren, Peter van Os, Earl Goetheer, TNO; David Berstad, Rahul Ananthraman, SINTEF Energy Research)

• Calcium looping for CO2 capture in cement plants – pilot scale tests (poster no 387, by Matthias Hornberger*, Reinhold Spörl, Günter Scheffknecht, University of Stuttgart)

• Reference cement plant with MEA CO2 capture (poster no 388, by Mari Voldsund, SINTEF Energy Research; Helmut Hoppe, VDZ; Maurizio Spinelli, Matteo Romano, Politecnico di Milano)

• CEMCAP - making CO2 capture retrofittable to cement plants (poster no 392  by Kristin Jordal*, Mari Voldsund, Sigmund Størset, SINTEF Energy Research; Kristina Fleiger, VDZ gGmbH; Giovanni Cinti, C.T.G. S.p.A; Reinhold Spörl, University of Stuttgart)

 The full programme for GHGT-13




ECRA News: ECRA CCS project report Phase IV is now public; event at University of Mons


The CEMCAP results on oxyfuel testing and process modelling will feed directly into the ECRA CCS project. The ECRA CCS project has been operative since 2007 and has now made the final report from its phase IV.A. In this report you can read about how the project has progressed to further optimize the oxyfuel concept for cement plants and to study an industrial cement kiln. You can learn more about the ECRA CCS project and download reports from phases I to IV.A on the project website: http://www.ecra-online.org/226/

Furthermore, ECRA and the Univeristy of Mons are on November 9-10 organising the event "CO2 capture and re-use in the cement industry". Read more about the event here: http://www.sintef.no/globalassets/sintef-energi/cemcap/ecra-event-2016-save-the-date.pdf


Bellona-hosted debate on the importance of deep carbon cuts in European industry.

Bellona recently hosted a debate together with European and regional policymakers, industrial actors, trade unions and civil society on the important role for European industry in attaining Europe's climate goals.

The presenters included Rob van der Meer from CEMCAP partner HeidelbergCement with a presentation entitled Cement industry and climate action – Pro active approach.

You can read more about the event on the Bellona website




CCS glossary assembled by STEMM-CCS

CCS covers a wide range of activities in CO2 capture, transport and storage, and it may be difficult to have a full overview of the vocabulary in all these fields.The Horizon 2020 project STEMM-CCS has gathered a helpful CCS glossary that can be accessed here - GLOSSARY




Moving forward with the SET plan

The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan is a European initiative launched in 2006 aiming to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. It seeks to improve new technologies and bring down costs by coordinating research and helping to finance projects.

The new Integrated SET-Plan Communication will defines the new European R&I Strategy for the EU for the coming years. The work is now moving on, and in the field of CCS, a Temporary Working Group (TWG) has been established co-chaired by Norway, Netherlands and the ETIP ZEP.

Key actions now is to establish how various European countries, industry and R&D institutes and Universities can  contribute to the Declaration of Intent (DoI) and establish a gap analysis and how these gaps can be addressed. CEMCAP is part of this exercise as it is a project contributing to closing gaps and targets defined in the DoI.

More info on the SET Plan targets.



European CCS Forum in Oslo

Global CCS Institute hosted (together with Gassnova SF) the 2016 European CCS Forum in Oslo, October 13th. This Forum was established to encourage live knowledge sharing and networking opportunities with leading experts in CCS from Europe and beyond. Government, industry, environmental, economic and academic leaders were invited to discuss the role of CCS within current global action on climate change.

A central part of the programme was new insights in the Norwegian feasibility study, featuring the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Gassnova SF and representatives from the Norcem, Yara, Waste-to-Energy Agency in Oslo municipality, Gassco and Statoil.

Liv Bjerge from the Norcem CCS project presented the feasibility study on CO2 capture from flue gas at the cement plant in Brevik. After a successful feasibility study, the next step is to conduct concept studies in order to be considered for Norway's full-scale CCS project.

More information can be found here


CEMCAP progress

CEMCAP is right now in a very work-intensive phase, where final preparations are being made for pilot scale testing in some work packages (clinker cooler and
oxycombution burner). Other technologies (Calcium looping, oxyfuel calciner and
chilled ammonia) are in the middle of their test programmes, whereas
construction is about to start on the CO2 liquefaction test rig at SINTEF.

The test rig is part of the ECCSEL research infrastructure. Because we are in the
middle of all these exciting experimental activities, we cannot report any news
in detail this time.

You will learn more about these tests and the results in
coming newsletters when results have been obtained, analysed and can be made

You can also read about chilled ammonia, oxyfuel burner testing,
calcium looping and the clinker cooler prototype in the second CEMCAP


Other CEMCAP-related links:

The CEMCAP website has been updated with more information about ongoing and planned research. If you want to know more about what we are actually doing in this project, visit

The Energy Science Center (ESC) of the ETH Zürich published information about the CEMCAP project on their website earlier this year: http://www.esc.ethz.ch/news/archive/2016/03/cemcap.html

Press release from Stuttgart University about their participation in CEMCAP here (in German):