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Congratulations to our members, ENGIE and Carmeuse, and the project Columbus they are part of, which was selected among the 13 “Industry Electrification and Hydrogen” projects by the European Union’s Innovation Fund.

The project Columbus concentrates CO₂ from an innovative type of lime kiln and combines it with green hydrogen to produce synthetic methane, a renewable gas that can be injected into the gas grid or used in the transport and industry sectors. The green hydrogen will be produced by a 100 MW electrolysis unit, powered by renewable electricity.
This project is a great example of how CCU can contribute to the reduction of emissions in hard-to-abate industries in Europe and worldwide.

ENGIE is a European market leader in the generation and sales of electricity, natural gas, and energy services. The company has chosen the path of a carbon-neutral transition, offering innovative solutions to its residential, professional, and industrial customers for more economical and rational use of energy.

Carmeuse is a global manufacturer of lime, limestone, and mineral-based products founded in 1860. Its products are used in a variety of industrial and construction applications. Carmeuse has long been concerned with its greenhouse gas emissions and actively aims to develop new technologies to reduce, capture, and reuse CO₂ emissions.

Please find more here.