Cement Industry Low Carbon Fuel Implementation

University of Calgary (Bergerson)

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Calgary, AB & Exshaw, AB and Kingston, ON

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The objective of this project is to develop new fuel pathways to lower the carbon footprint of the cement industry.

Cement and concrete industries are large emitters of carbon dioxide. This project will measure air emissions at combustion under full scale commercial operations, optimizing the process of combustion by understanding the fluid dynamics, and developing a combustion guide for regionally viable low carbon fuels. The project also includes a life cycle assessment and scenario analysis to ensure that the fuel pathways deliver environmental benefits in efficient and cost-effective ways under a range of future policy and market conditions.

Project partners include Lafarge Canada Inc., Queens University and Pembina Institute.