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Carbon Clean awards FEED contract to KBR

19 July 2022

Carbon Clean, a global leader in cost-effective carbon capture solutions, announced today that it has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to global engineering experts, KBR, for a groundbreaking carbon capture project at CEMEX’s Rüdersdorf plant in Germany.  

KBR will provide FEED services for the initial stage of the project which aims to develop and deploy Carbon Clean’s breakthrough modular carbon capture technology – CycloneCC – to initially capture 100 tonnes per day (TPD) of CO2 at the plant. The captured CO2 will be combined with green hydrogen to produce synthetic hydrocarbons that can be used in other industries.  

Jay Ibrahim, KBR President Global Technology Solutions, commented:  

“KBR is extremely pleased to support CEMEX on the road to decarbonising its cement production. The deep engineering expertise KBR has will help bring Carbon Clean’s innovative technology to life. Reaching net zero targets requires expertise from different industries to work together and we make a powerful team. Hopefully, it will be the first of many such projects.” 

Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean, said: 

“We look forward to working with KBR on this next stage of our breakthrough project for CEMEX. Our fully modular and scalable carbon capture technology will play a significant role in helping cement companies achieve their decarbonisation ambitions. Scale is the biggest challenge facing any emerging clean technology business and this project is pivotal to ramp up industrial adoption.”  

CEMEX is planning to increase the CO2 capture by an additional 300 TPD by 2026 and to ultimately capture up to 2,000 TPD as part of its strategy to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersdorf plant by 2030.  

Carbon Clean and CEMEX have agreed to work together to optimise CycloneCC for the cement industry and in May this year existing investor, CEMEX Ventures, was among eight investors in our record $150m Series C round.

Sergio Menendez, Regional President for CEMEX EMEA, added:

“CEMEX is delighted to be partnering with Carbon Clean and KBR at our Rüdersdorf cement plant where we recently inaugurated the ‘Carbon Neutral Alliance’. This alliance aims to accelerate the development of innovative technologies to transform CEMEX’s Rüdersdorf plant into the first carbon-neutral cement facility by 2030. Breakthrough decarbonisation technologies will bring the world closer to climate neutrality, and each step towards this goal is made easier through cooperation with our business partners. We will continue to develop partnerships with an alliance of world class industrial experts and with governmental authorities who are as committed as we are to decarbonisation.”


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About Carbon Clean 

Carbon Clean is a global leader in carbon capture solutions for hard-to-abate industries such as cement, steel, refineries and energy from waste. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces the costs of carbon capture when compared to conventional solutions.  

The company is leading innovation in the CCUS market and has developed a fully modular technology – CycloneCC – that is set to disrupt the sector. The company’s solutions will help deliver the necessary scaling up of carbon capture to achieve global net zero targets. The technology has been proven at scale in over 44 sites around the world and it has delivered the world’s largest industrial-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant for Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd, India. 

The UK-based company has received funding and grant support from the British and U.S. governments and has established partnerships with industry leaders including CEMEX and Veolia. It is also an investor in the Swedish eMethanol shipping fuel company, Liquid Wind. 

Carbon Clean is a BNEF Pioneer 2022 company, has been a Global Cleantech 100 company three times (most recently in 2022), features in the inaugural PwC Net Zero Future50 and was chosen as one of CEMEX Ventures Top50 ConTech Startups. 

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About KBR 

We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries. 

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.  

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