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
“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.
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.