National Cement parent premiers Carbon8 aggregate processing

Paris-based Vicat Group is on track to commercialize lightweight aggregate derived from a process capturing carbon dioxide-heavy cement kiln emissions. The parent of the National Cement businesses in Alabama and California has signed an agreement with Carbon8 Systems, London, to run a containerized processing system at the Montalieu mill in southeastern France.

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National Cement parent drives carbon emissions-free mixer project


Sources: Vicat Group, Paris; CP staff

The newest addition to the fleet of Béton Vicat, a Lyon, France, sister business of National Cement Co. in North America, runs on a compressed natural gas engine, bears a lithium battery-powered electric mixer drive, and operates across the concrete loading and delivery cycle nearly 100 percent free of carbon dioxide emissions. 

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