TCC partners with German thyssenkrupp Polysius on carbon capture project


Germany/Taiwan – Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC) is collaborating with Germany’s thyssenkrupp Polysius (tkPOL) on a carbon capture project.

The carbon capture project spearheaded by TCC aligns with the national roadmap, reflecting a proactive stance towards mitigating the impact of industrial emissions on the environment.

The heart of this collaboration lies in the development of the Separate Oxyfuel Calciner technology. By incorporating pure oxygen into the calcination process, the concentration of captured carbon dioxide surpasses 90%. This breakthrough not only enhances the efficiency of carbon capture but also minimizes the energy required, making it a game-changer in the realm of CCS technology.

The project

The project, scheduled for completion by 2026, aspires to commercialize the Separate Oxyfuel Calciner technology by 2030. The estimated annual carbon capture of over 100,000 tons signifies a substantial reduction in emissions. The captured carbon dioxide will find applications across various industries, aligning with government policies on storage, carbon credits, and value-added utilization.