Almost DKK 2.8 million must help to make cement production greener

24. March 2020

According to a study from DTU, cement production today accounts for approx. 5% of the world’s total CO2 emissions. When this figure is compared to the facts about how much cement and concrete is used in the construction industry and to the International Energy Council’s (IEA) figures for an expected increase in both population and newcomer numbers, it is important to find a solution that can help reduce The CO2 footprint of these industries.

Support crowns help innovation along the way

In March 2020, the startup company CemGreen ApS, together with the other project partners, Hybrid Greentech and DTU, allocated almost DKK 2.8 million of the support program Clean Tech Innovation (CTI) for their innovation project. In the innovation project, work must be done to develop a solution that has the potential to revolutionize the way cement is produced. At the same time, it is expected that this solution could result in a 2% reduction in the industry’s CO2 emissions.

“The future of alternative cement looks promising. We believe that we have the solution for a global CO2 reduction of 2% ”Lasse Nørbye Døssing, CEO of CemGreen ApS

The purpose of CLEAN’s support projects is to accelerate innovation collaborations between small and medium-sized enterprises and knowledge institutions. The goal is to strengthen the participating companies’ innovative power and competitiveness by focusing on product innovation in energy and environmental technology.

The collaboration between CemGreen ApS and Hybrid Greentech has been initiated by a joint ambition to reduce CO2 emissions from heavy industries. This is of interest as these industries contribute greatly to global CO2 emissions. Therefore, even small reductions in these industries can make a significant contribution to the global reduction of CO2 emissions. However, heavy industries are subject to large investments, and therefore industrial customers and partners require a stable business foundation that includes a detailed factory layout and a detailed business case before embarking on the implementation of new technologies. In this innovation collaboration, CemGreen ApS and Hybrid Greentech develop this business foundation to engage an industrial partner in the cement industry with the aim of achieving TRL 8.

Together we create innovation

  • The partners in the Innovation Project each bid with different competencies, which creates a breeding ground for development, innovation and growth:
  • CemGreen ApS develops solutions to reduce CO2 emissions from the global cement industry
  • Hybrid Greentech designs and implements 100% sustainable solutions on an industrial scale
  • DTU Construction Workers are experts in concrete and concrete performance
  • DTU Elektro-Energianalyse og Markeder are experts in optimizing renewable energy solutions

“We have previously had projects with DTU that have given all parties increased knowledge and exciting results. Thus, this project is a continuation of these projects ”Lasse Nørbye Døssing, CEO of CemGreen ApS

About CemGreen ApS

CemGreen ApS is a consulting engineering company within production and mechanical engineering with 3 employees. CemGreen was founded by Lasse Nørbye Døssing in 2016.

CemGreen ApS is working to create an alternative cement material that does not emit any CO2 in connection with production. It has the potential to revolutionize the way cement is produced while at the same time resulting in a solution that can reduce total man-made CO2 emissions by 2%. CemGreen’s cement material is based on slate which can replace the fly ash in cement. They want to demonstrate their patented technology on a large scale. If the product becomes a reality, it can also help with a green conversion of cement production, as, according to CemGreen, it will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by several percent if implemented globally. CemGreen is aware that they can not handle the task alone and it has therefore been obvious to them, among other things. to talk to Aalborg Portland, which is among the leaders in the industry.

About CTI

The energy and environmental technology sector faces a number of development needs in relation to developing new innovative products, solutions or concepts. The CTI (Clean Tech Innovation) project offers a 3-year support program where small and medium-sized companies together with DTU can develop environmental and energy technology solutions and products. CLEAN also has four programs that cover other regions in Denmark.