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Technology-driven partnership to explore CCS

LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore carbon capture and storage solutions

IN an innovative collaborative partnership, LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy are to study the feasibility of capturing and storing carbon from two of LafargeHolcim’s cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon-sequestration technologies, marking a step towards developing a blueprint for large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions in transformational sectors.

Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer at LafargeHolcim, said: ‘This announcement is further proof of our environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new solutions to reduce carbon emissions on our journey to become a net zero company. Our partnership with Schlumberger, the world’s leading provider of technology to the global energy industry, will bring new advances in storage that could be replicated at scale across our sites.’

Ashok Belani, executive vice-president of Schlumberger New Energy, said: ‘Partnering with LafargeHolcim is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively and demonstrate that CCS can be done safely and at scale. We are quickly expanding our Schlumberger New Energy activities via strategic partnerships across several industrial sectors. This collaboration is an example of an innovative model that joins the world’s global leader in building solutions and the subsurface domain expert to cover all aspects of the CCS value chain.’

Schlumberger New Energy are partnering with leaders in a range of strategic sectors to demonstrate carbon solutions across a wide range of projects. LafargeHolcim are piloting more than 20 carbon-capture projects across Europe and North America to identify the most promising ventures with scale-up potential.

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