Cement producer Titan Cement Group and cleantech firm Orcan Energy announced an innovation partnership that will explore the development and deployment of a modular clean energy solution to convert waste heat into clean and affordable electricity.
“We have a strong ambition to reduce specific Scope 2 emissions by ca. 58% by 2030 from a 2020 base year. The collaboration with our waste heat recovery partner Orcan Energy has the potential to transform waste heat into zero-carbon clean energy, with a novel but well-proven modular approach, aiming at a significant reduction of emissions coupled with immediate financial gains,” said Samir Cairae, chief technology officer of Titan. “Additionally, the innovative business model could be a step toward a partnership-driven ecosystem, in the face of rapid changes in decarbonization and digitization technologies.”
The collaboration aims to undertake a comprehensive assessment of deploying Orcan Energy’s waste heat-to-power solutions across Titan Group’s facilities as a first step. The assessment encompasses a thorough pilot site evaluation, starting with several Titan plants. In the first step, the focus will be on the pre-heater and the clinker cooler – either combined or without any link between the two heat sources to stay flexible toward future developments. Additionally, both parties will explore other potential areas of cooperation and the development of a more strategic alliance.