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A review of low-carbon technologies and projects for the global cement industry


Tingyu Zhu , Yangyang Guo , Lei Luo , Tingting Liu , Liwei Hao , Yinming Li , Pengfei Liu

DOI:10.1016/j.jes.2023.01.021

Received October 24, 2022,Revised , Accepted January 17, 2023, Available online February 02, 2023

Volume 36,2024,Pages 682-697

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the cement industry account for 26% of the total industrial emissions, and the need to develop low-carbon techniques within the cement industry is extremely urgent. Low-carbon projects and technologies for the cement industry in different regions and countries have been thoroughly reviewed in this manuscript, and the low-carbon development concept for each county has been analyzed. For developing countries such as China and India, energy saving and efficiency enhancement are currently the key points, while for developed countries and regions such as Europe, more efforts have been focused on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Global CCUS projects have been previously conducted, and the majority of CCUS projects are currently performed in Europe where major projects such as the CEMCAP, CLEANKER, and IEILAC projects represent the latest research progress in cement production technologies and low-carbon technologies for the global cement industry. The development of low-carbon cement technologies has changed from focusing on the end point to instead focusing on the source and process through the exploration of hydrogen and solar energies, and more disruptive and original technologies are expected to be developed, particularly in the cement industry in China.

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