Lehigh, Enbridge partner on carbon solution for cement manufacturing facility
Lehigh Cement, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited and Enbridge Inc., are collaborating on a carbon solution for Lehigh’s cement manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alta.
Lehigh is developing North America’s first full-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage solution for the cement industry at its Edmonton plant, with the goal of capturing approximately 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
“At Lehigh Hanson, we believe that carbon capture and storage technology will play a key role in transforming the cement industry and building a more sustainable future,” said Joerg Nixdorf, president of Lehigh Hanson’s Canada Region. “We are excited about taking the next steps in our ambitious journey to achieving carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain.”
Captured emissions would be transported via pipeline and permanently sequestered by Enbridge. Subject to the award of carbon sequestration rights and regulatory approvals, the project could be in service as early as 2025.
With the support of Lehigh and Capital Power Corporation and their local facilities, Enbridge will be apply to develop an open access carbon hub in the Wabamun area west of Edmonton, through the Government of Alberta’s Request for Full Project Proposals process.
According to the company, the emissions from Capital Power and Lehigh’s planned carbon capture projects represent an opportunity to avoid nearly 4 million tonnes of atmospheric CO2 emissions.
“Lehigh Cement’s pioneering CCUS project is an exciting addition to our proposed Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub, which is poised to support the decarbonization of multiple industries, including power generation, oil and gas, and now cement,” said Colin Gruending, Enbridge executive vice president and president, Liquids Pipelines.