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Projects

Ongoing projects

  • CemZero – direct separation of carbon dioxide originating from calcination of carbonate-based raw materials in the production of cement clinker and quicklime, Umeå University, Cementa AB, SMA Mineral AB, Nordkalk AB, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Swedish Energy Agency, 9.0 MSEK, 2020-2024.
  • Sustainable production of cement and quicklime: Thermochemical raw material properties, Nordkalk AB, Cementa AB, SMA Mineral AB, and the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University, 3.0 MSEK, 2019-2022.
  • New fuels and ash reactions in sustainable production of cement clinker and quicklime, Nordkalk AB, Cementa AB, SMA Mineral AB, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University, 3.0 MSEK, 2019-2022.
  • Characterization of limestone using synchrotron-based micro-tomography, Umeå University, Nordkalk AB, and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems Vinnova, 0.9 MSEK, 2019-2020.
  • Renewable energy carriers in quicklime production, Umeå University, Nordkalk AB, and the Swedish Energy Agency, 11.2 MSEK, 2019-2021.
     

Earlier projects

  • Reduced CO2 emissions and improved resource efficiency through use of iron-steelmaking slags in cement production, Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University, Cementa AB, Nordkalk AB, Abetong AB, SSAB, SSAB Merox, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Swedish Energy Agency Re:Source, 11.7 MSEK, 2017-2019.
  • CemZero, Umeå University, Cementa AB, Vattenfall, and the Swedish Energy Agency, 5.9 MSEK, 2018.
  • Thermal properties of limestone and alternative materials for production of cement clinker and quicklime, Umeå University, SMA Mineral AB, Cementa AB, Nordkalk AB, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems Vinnova Research program MinBaS Innovation, 2.3 MSEK, 2015-2017.
  • Oxygen utilization in cement clinker and quicklime production and radar based measurement technology applied to shaft kiln operations, Umeå University, Cementa AB, Nordkalk AB, ABB AB, Radarbolaget AB, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems Vinnova Research program MinBaS Innovation, 3.2 MSEK, 2015-2017.
  • Optimization of processes for production of cement and lime, Umeå University, Nordkalk AB, Cementa AB, ABB AB, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems Vinnova Research program MinBaS Innovation, 4.9 MSEK, 2014-2017.
  • Increased use of by-products and waste from steel industry in cement production, Umeå university, Luleå University of Technology, Cementa AB, SSAB-Merox, and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research MISTRA Research program Closing the loop, 9.1 MSEK, 2013–2015.
  • Energy efficient oxy-combustion and CO2 capture in cement and lime manufacturing, Umeå University, the Swedish Mineral Processing Research Association MinFo, Cementa AB, Nordkalk AB, Cementa Research AB, and the Swedish Energy Agency, 12.7 MSEK, 2007-2012.