Company joins consortium to combine hydrogen and CO2 into sustainable fuel for aviation industry
CEMEX are continuing their path to a net-zero future by joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company ENERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.
The project is part of CEMEX’s Future in Action programme to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy, and an integral component of CEMEX’s master plan to develop a carbon-neutral operation at their Rüdersdorf cement plant by 2030.
The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and solar energy from ENERTRAG. The CO2 will come from CEMEX’s Rüdersdorf cement plant in Germany, which will provide 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day in the project’s initial stages.
Sasol ecoFT will then contribute their innovative technology to produce e-kerosene, which, once certified, can be blended to constitute up to 50% of jet fuel.
‘We are excited to be part of this ground-breaking project that will contribute to the decarbonization of two of the world’s key industries,’ said CEMEX chief executive officer Fernando Gonzalez.
‘The path to carbon neutrality will be built with innovation, and we remain committed to being at the forefront in developing new circular technologies and processes.’
The Rüdersdorf carbon neutral alliance includes more than 20 start-ups, universities, companies from other industries, and authorities working to develop industrial-scale solutions using leading-edge technologies to achieve the first carbon-neutral cement plant in the world.