Jan 31, 2024 9:00 AM
Taiwan Cement and thyssenkrupp Polysius sign MoU to build a separate oxyfuel calciner in Taiwan
Best-in-class technology for CO2 capture in cement production
Unique design on a very compact footprint
Pilot plant to be built at TCC's Hoping plant and integrated into the existing production line
Taiwan Cement Corporation, Taipei (TCC) and thyssenkrupp Polysius, via its regional headquarter Asia Pacific intend to develop, construct and commission a separate oxyfuel calciner that is unique in it’s kind and has a very compact footprint. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed today in Taipei/Taiwan. The pilot plant will be built at TCC's Hoping plant and integrated into the existing production line. In a first step, TCC will commission thyssenkrupp Polysius with the engineering of the plant.
Pablo Hofelich, CEO of thyssenkrupp Polysius, emphasizes: "Reducing CO2 emissions in cement production is one of the most important challenges facing the industry today. We are very pleased that we can support Taiwan Cement on this challenging path with our polysius® oxyfuel technology. Together we will make this significant step and lighthouse project towards more sustainable cement production a success."
The basic principle of oxyfuel technology is to capture CO2 from the exhaust gases of cement factories and prevent it from being released into the atmosphere. In order to efficiently capture the CO2 emissions from the cement plant, the exhaust gas components must be modified. This is achieved by using pure oxygen instead of combustion air. In this way, the exhaust gas consists mainly of CO2. The captured CO2 can either be stored or used as feedstock to other industries.
About Taiwan Cement Corporation:
Taiwan Cement Corp. is engaged in the production and distribution of cement and cement products, the mining, production, transportation and distribution of cement raw materials, and the mining and distribution of ores. The company also operates in the environmental and energy sectors. The company’s products include cement and clinker, ready-mixed concrete, chemical products and electricity. The company was founded in May 1946 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
thyssenkrupp Polysius GmbH specialises in the planning and construction of turnkey cement plants. We support cement manufacturers around the world with our product and service portfolio, which is based on more than 160 years of expertise and experience. In addition, thyssenkrupp Polysius offers innovative and proven solutions for the lime, sugar, and energy industries, as well as for mining (India). Our plants and machines use state-of-the-art production processes, conserve resources, minimise environmental impact and meet the requirements for economic efficiency and plant productivity. We support our customers in their daily work as a sparring partner for new tasks and jointly develop individual solutions.
For more information, visit: www.thyssenkrupp-polysius.com