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Canadian Cement Plant Becomes First to Capture CO2 in Algae

A Canadian company called Pond Biofuels is capturing CO2 emissions from a cement plant in algae ? algae the company ultimately plans on using to make biofuel.

It?s no secret that the process of manufacturing cement is both energy intensive and dirty. Global cement production alone emits roughly five percent of greenhouse gas emissions annually, both as a byproduct of limestone decarbonation (60%) and from the burning of fossil fuels in the cement kilns (40%). And as the demand for concrete-intensive infrastructure soars in developing countries like China and India, global emissions from cement plants?and other industrial sources?will continue to rise.


source : http://earthandindustry.com/2010/03/canadian-cement-plant-becomes-first-to-capture-co2-in-algae/
Mon March 29 2010 06:04:43 AM by Renga carboncapture  |  co2  |  algae  |  plant 1479 views
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