Article: Researchers Test Solar to Cut CO2 in Cement Processing
Renewable energy researchers have been looking into how to cut CO2 emissions from processing industrial minerals like cement and lime, as these are responsible for a high share of the global greenhouse gas emissions.
For every 10 tons of cement we produce, we release 9 tons of CO2, with much of that through the burning of fossil fuels to heat the reaction. So, instead of burning a fossil fuel, researchers are investigating substituting a solar technology; a solar reactor that creates the heat needed to process the particles.
Supported by Europe’s SOLPART H2020 project they have already tested a solar reactor at lab scale, one at DLR in Germany, and the second at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS-PROMES (PROcédés, Materials and Solar Energy).
More information in the full article here: https://www.solarpaces.org/researchers-test-solar-to-cut-co2-in-cement-processing/