Low Cost Carbon Capture for Industry

Across the world, hard to abate industries are looking to reduce their carbon emissions. EDEN Carbon Solutions technology directly addresses the challenges these businesses face every day. These are a few of the industries we serve Any industrial facility emitting Carbon Dioxide can be retrofitted with the Eden system.


With more than 4 billion tonnes of cement produced globally each year, the industry generates approximately 8% of all global CO2 emissions. But the process is one of the easiest to facilitate carbon capture.


The highly complex process of steelmaking provides multiple opportunities for carbon capture, including using CCU on the blast fu rnace to capture and utilize most CO2 emissions.


USD30 billion wasted.
400 million tons of Carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere per annum There is a global potential to produce up to 71.1 billion litres of synthetic fuel per year from flare gas


Coal is the single biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change. The burning of coal is responsible for 46% of total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide . 72% of total g r eenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector.

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.

Why is it important for cement to become green?

Today, the cement industry accounts for 7% of the world's total carbon dioxide emissions. Due to an increasing demand for cement that steams for ongoing urbanization and growth developments, global cement production is forecasted to increase to 4.83 billion metric tons in 2030. With a total of 2.5 billion people moving into megacities by 2050, there is a definite need for the building material to create infrastructure and living space – but also to be more sustainable. This is because climate change poses a fundamental threat to animal life and people’s livelihoods. If more sustainable technologies are not devised and implemented the cement industry will be treated as key actor who threatens our prospects on earth. In fact, if the industry were a country, it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter after the United States and China. This shows the tremendous impact of cement production on the environment. The production of cement therefore carries an extremely poor ecological footprint. There is a need for new solutions to produce cement in a more environmentally friendly way to meet the growing willingness of society and industries to build and create sustainably.

The Cement Sector:

A Key Industry Heading for Change Cement is the world’s leading construction material — but it is also one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon is released during the production process by cement kilns, which cook ground limestone with sand and clay at high heat. During this process, CO2 is emitted by the burning coal to heat the kilns, as well as from gases released from the limestone during heating (known as calcination). consumer products and transportation, to waste. Their centralised facilities provide high-value opportunities to make significant reductions in industrial carbon emissions, while enabling these sectors to continue fuelling economic growth. As a result of the more than 4 billion tonnes of cement produced globally each year, the industry generates approximately 8 percent of global CO2 emissions. If the cement industry were a nation, it would be the third-highest CO2 emitter after China and the United States.

Going Net Zero:
How Net Zero Impacts the Cement Industry

When it comes to reducing the carbon output of the cement sector, there’s good news: the CO2 concentration in exhaust from cement plants is extremely high, which makes it easier to capture the carbon. Around 90 percent of the CO2 can be captured. Net zero has massive implications for the cement sector. Cement is the main ingredient used to create concrete, the most widely used material in the world. Concrete usage worldwide, tonne for tonne, is twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminium combined. Cement and concrete are essential for construction and homebuilding, yet cement’s current production process is a major source of carbon emissions. Decarbonising it would allow us to harness this amazing material — while also moving towards net zero. There are key business advantages as well. As more jurisdictions adopt carbon taxes, these taxes immediately translate into the price of cement. As cement is a commodity, this can make construction very expensive. Cement producers who harness technology such as CCU are better positioned to keep their prices low, while also benefiting from new revenue streams through the utilisation of captured carbon. This turns their carbon output from a costly liability to a valuable asset.

Steel is vital to modern economies and so over the coming decades global demand for steel is expected to grow to meet rising social and economic welfare needs. Meeting this demand presents challenges for the iron and steel sector as it seeks to plot a more sustainable pathway while remaining competitive.

Among heavy industries, the iron and steel sector ranks first when it comes to CO2 emissions, and second when it comes energy consumption. The iron and steel sector directly accounts for 2.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide (Gt CO2) emissions annually, 7% of the global total from the energy system and more than the emissions from all road freight. The steel sector is currently the largest industrial consumer of coal, which provides around 75% of its energy demand.

The Steel Sector:

Complexity and Carbon Going Net Zero:

How Net Zero Impacts the Steel Industry The complexity of the steel production process provides a different set of technical challenges and opportunities. The main question for steel works is choosing exactly where to install capture technology most effectively, as there are multiple emissions sources on-site. A number of solutions are possible to bring steel to net zero. In the long run, technological changes to the steelmaking process can reduce emissions by producing clean steel, by using electricity instead of charcoal, cutting out the carbon emissions created by coal. However, this technology is still a way off from being commercialised and will require large modifications to existing steelmaking infrastructure. The best way to decarbonise existing steel plants is to use CCU on the blast furnace to capture the majority of emissions and utilize the carbon. In some cases, this carbon can be mixed with water and a plant waste known as slag, resulting in a construction material that can then be used for building roads. Utilising captured carbon in this way can provide an additional revenue stream for steelmakers. Cement may be the largest source of industrial CO2 emissions, but steel is not far behind. If we counted the emissions of the steel industry as if it were a nation, it would rank the 5th largest in the world. However, carbon emissions in steel is a little more complicated than in the cement sector. Steel and iron production is reliant on coal, both as a feedstock and a fuel. Unlike cement, emissions arise at different points in the steel production process. Steel mills have a number of furnaces and subunits involved in the production process that emit carbon. The largest of these are the blast furnaces (where iron is reduced to make steel) and the on-site power plant.


It is difficult to imagine any other industry allowing the waste of such a high value by-product. Industry feedback suggests that given a genuinely profitable alternative to gas-flaring and venting, many oil and gas operators would gladly seize it.

EDEN Technology will enable these companies to monetize their “waste.” Everyday oil and gas companies choose to flare and vent natural gas. This wastes over $30 billion of precious energy and releases 400 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Every year.

Why? Because they lack a practical, profitable, alternative.

EDEN Gas to Liquids (GTL) conversion units will give them one.


Revamping Old Technologies Oil refineries transform crude oil into various usable petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, liquified natural gas (LNG), heating oils, and more. These sprawling industrial complexes separate the hundreds of different hydrocarbon molecules in crude oil into components that are then sold to a variety of different customer segments, who use them as fuels, lubricants, and feedstocks in petrochemical manufacturing processes.

Going Net Zero:

Refineries play a key role in the petroleum industry, connecting crude oil extraction to its downstream segments. While processing by refineries only contributes around 5 to 10 percent of the total emissions resulting from oil products, the opportunities for reducing these are significant due to the nature of the processes used, and the fact that these are large-scale fixed locations. This makes CCU more practical than it would be in downstream applications such as individual homes, vehicles, and businesses. Major players in the petroleum industry have already begun the shift towards carbon neutrality. BP, Shell, and Total have all pledged to be net zero by 2050, while both Chevron and ExxonMobil have announced their own emissions-reduction targets. By integrating CCU with other practices such as energy efficiency, using our technology, you can capture more than 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of refineries. And that’s a universal number you can apply to all sectors.”. The emissions of an individual refinery depend on a number of factors, such as refinery configuration, types of fuel used, and crudes processed (heavy, sour crudes require more energy to process than light, sweet crudes). are significant due to the nature of the processes used, and the fact that these are large-scale fixed locations.

Coal-fired power plants were the single largest contributor to the growth in missions observed in 2018, with an increase of 2.9%, or 280 Mt, compared with 2017 levels, exceeding 10 Gt for the first time.

As a result, coal-fired electricity generation accounted for 30% of global CO2 emissions. The majority of that generation is found today in Asia, where average plants are only 12 years old, decades younger than their average economic lifetime of around 40 years.Energy demand around the world grew by 2.3 percent over the past year, marking the most rapid increase in a decade, according to the report from the International Energy Agency. To meet that demand, largely fuelled by a booming economy, countries turned to an array of sources, including renewables. But nothing filled the void quite like fossil fuels, which satisfied nearly 70 percent of the skyrocketing electricity demand. In particular, a fleet of relatively young coal plants located in Asia, with decades to go on their lifetimes, led the way toward a record for emissions from coal fired power plants - exceeding 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide "for the first time".

Electricity generation

In attempting to resolve the trilemma of providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity within the context of climate change, governments, industry, and society are looking for solutions. A transformation of the electricity sector is required to deliver the outcomes the world needs.

Going Net Zero

Internationally many jurisdictions have set ambitious, long term goals and target with the aim of reducing the potential impacts of global climate change. Certain jurisdictions have set zero emissions target by 2050. This is in line with a global movement towards achieving the climate aspirations agreed at Paris. This is a significant challenge. The economic downturn has temporarily suppressed emissions, but low economic growth is not a low-emissions strategy – it is a strategy that would only serve to further impoverish the world’s most vulnerable populations. Only faster structural changes to the way we produce and consume energy can break the emissions trend for good. Governments have the capacity and the responsibility to take decisive actions to accelerate clean energy transitions and put the world on a path to reaching our climate goals, including net-zero emissions.

One of the greatest advantages of coal fired plants is reliability. Coal’s ability to supply power during peak power demand either as base power or as off-peak power is greatly valued as a power plant fuel. It is with this fact that advanced pulverized coal fired power plants are designed to support the grid system in avoiding blackouts. Time is running out to adopt policies that will keep base-load power sources on the grid. We have taken for granted the balance, fuel security and reliability offered by a power mix built upon a foundation of base-load generation. What is needed to ensure that essential capacity stays in the marketplace is a pricing system that puts a premium on fuel security and grid reliability.

Deploying Eden Carbon Solutions technology at coal fired power plant will enable these plants to operate knowing that the emissions are no longer an issue. Eden technology will capture and process these emissions into value generating products including transportation fuels.