Dalmia Cement emerges as the first cement company in the world to commit to becoming ‘Carbon Negative by 2040’
Dalmia Cement (Bharat), broke the news that it will build a large scale facility of 500,000 tonne per year carbon capture at its cement plant at Tamil Nadu, India. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) U.K., a leader in low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology to provide technology and operational services for the plant.
Currently, small-scale carbon capture plants have been commissioned in few cement plants in China and Europe. However, a large-scale demonstration plant of this capacity has not yet been planned or announced in the cement industry. Dalmia Cement and CCSL will explore multiple utilization streams for the CO2 that is captured from this large-scale plant, including direct sale for use in other industries, and manufacture of chemicals.
Mr. Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat), talking about the project, said: “It is time to resolve the climate crisis. At Dalmia Cement, a progressive business enterprise that foresees the future today, we are committed to be a carbon negative cement Group by 2040. Capturing process emissions from cement manufacturing will be critical towards reaching net zero by 2040 and therefore, our approach is to set up scalable large demonstration projects on carbon capture with multiple utilisation streams.”
“We are very excited to partner with Dalmia Cement on this industry-leading demonstration project. Decarbonizing the cement industry is absolutely key to reaching ‘net zero’ emissions. By combining our low-cost modular CO2 capture technology with viable CO2 reuse alternatives, we plan to deliver a full solution to early movers like Dalmia Cement”, contributed Aniruddha Sharma, CEO and co-founder for CCSL.