In a tri-party agreement with Svante Technologies and Dimensional Energy, Lafarge Canada will bring a demonstration of Dimensional’s carbon dioxide utilization technology to its cement manufacturing plant located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
This new agreement transitions Project CO₂MENT into phase 3, which will convert the 1 tonne per day (tpd) of CO2 captured by Svante at the plant to produce approximately 1.5 barrels per day of synthetic hydrocarbons.
Dimensional’s technology will convert the CO2 with green hydrogen to syngas using its patented reactor and catalyst technology. This renewable syngas will be further processed into liquid hydrocarbons with Dimensional’s proprietary integration of downstream hydrocarbon synthesis. The synthetic hydrocarbons can be used in the production of industrial wax products and other high value products that place previously emitted carbon in an industrial use cycle.
This demonstration project will include an ISO-verified life cycle analysis performed by a third-party to aid in the overarching goal by the three companies involved – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Carbon capture is an important lever in our net-zero roadmap. However, for a carbon capture project to succeed, it must be paired with permanent geologic sequestration or utilization technology that will permanently isolate the CO2 in a specific media or product. If this pilot can be scaled to capture and use all facility emissions, it would be a first of its kind project for Lafarge and advance export and global adoption of this technology,” said Stephanie Voysey, head of sustainability, Lafarge Canada (West).
Lafarge Canada has made a monetary commitment to Dimensional Energy to support the project’s broader success for the industry and has been granted funding from the Innovation Accelerator for the CleanBC Industry Fund.