ABB and Captimise to set a path for decarbonization in the cement industry

ABB and Captimise to set a path for decarbonization in the cement industry

  • Front-End Engineering and Design studies will drive cost-effective carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies
  • Solutions based on existing technology are key to achieving cement industry’s climate goals
  • Joint effort will bring together ABB’s expertise and solutions with Captimise’s cost-effective CCUS project experience

ABB and Captimise are extending their collaboration to drive the adoption of cost-effective carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies in the cement industry. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two companies will develop screening, feasibility and Front-End Engineering and Design studies. The initiative will support cement producers in identifying suitable and cost-efficient carbon capture technologies covering their full carbon chain, from capture, liquefaction and buffer storage to transport, permanent storage and utilization.

The initiative will combine ABB’s leading automation, electrification, instrumentation and digitalization technologies, and its extensive expertise in cement operations worldwide, with Captimise’s know-how on cost-effective carbon capture technologies and its experience in CCUS projects across the US and Europe.

  • Captimise and ABB will explore solutions to decarbonize the cement industry. Image Adobe Stock
  • Leaders from the two companies have agreed to use their solutions that exist today to drive change for customers. Image Captimise and ABB
  • Reducing carbon emissions from cement and other heavy industries is a priority for boardroom decision makers and project management teams. Image Captimise and ABB
  • Automation, electrification and digital technologies are already part of decarbonization strategies in the cement industry. Image ABB

“Our ongoing relationship with ABB has materialized on a number of projects across different industries, and we look forward to exploring further opportunities for cement customers,” said Mattias Jones, CEO of Captimise. “We draw on a track-record of more than 30 live case studies with CO₂ emitters across Europe and the US and know we’ll be able to support operations of all sizes in cement through combined CCUS, automation and electrification technologies.”

“Reducing the carbon emissions from cement manufacturing is a major challenge and a top priority for this industry,” said Max Tschurtschenthaler, Global Business Unit Manager, Cement, ABB Process Industries. “We are on a mission to make it more cost-effective. By combining our world-class automation, electrification and digital technologies with the know-how of partners like Captimise, we can further support the cement industry in achieving their climate and net zero targets.”

ABB and Captimise will also work together on promotional activities that bring their comprehensive study offering and services to potential customers in Europe.

ABB’s Process Automation business automates, electrifies and digitalizes industrial operations that address a wide range of essential needs – from supplying energy, water and materials, to producing goods and transporting them to market. With its ~20,000 employees, leading technology and service expertise, ABB Process Automation helps customers in process, hybrid and maritime industries improve performance and safety of operations, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on over 140 years of excellence, ABB’s more than 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial


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