Scientific Committee Meeting and visit of the Lixhe Cement plant - Lixhe, Belgium - 13 April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSDS 2015 – Brussels Sustainable Development Summit - Brussels, Belgium - 19-20 October 2015

 

“Global optimization of the CO2 capture and reuse applied in the cement industry“, Lionel Dubois

Presentation of an oral communication and a poster.

 

 

PhD Day JJC GEPROC-UGéPE 2015 – Saint-Quentin, France - 15 October 2015

 

“Post-combustion CO2 capture: Screening tests of solvents for the absorption-regeneration process applied to cement flue gases with high CO2 contents“, Sinda Laribi

Presentation of an oral communication & Best Oral communication Award.

 

 

“Dehydration of CO2 coming from oxyfuel cement kilns by Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA) process “, Nicolas Meunier

Presentation of a poster.

 

ICEF 2015 – Innovation for Cool Earth Forum – Tokyo, Japan – 7- 8 October 2015

 

“Perspectives for carbon capture et reuse in the cement industry in Europe “, Diane Thomas

Presentation of a short conference (Cement session) on ECRA Chair activities

Visit of Seikei University

 

 

ECCE-10 – European Congress of Chemical Engineering - Nice, France – September 2015

 

Acceptance of two abstracts as posters presentations:

 

“Post-combustion CO2 capture applied to cement plant flue gases: screening tests of innovative solvents for the absorption-regeneration process “

Sinda Laribi, Lionel Dubois and Diane Thomas

 

“Optimization of a sour-compression unit for CO2 purification applied to flue gases coming from oxy-combustion cement industries”

Sinda Laribi, Nicolas Meunier, Lionel Dubois, Guy De Weireld and Diane Thomas

 

 

« 3rd Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC-3) » at Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) - September 2015

 

Sinda Laribi (PhD student ECRA Chair) and Lionel Dubois (post-doc ECRA Chair) presented the activities of the ECRA Chair and took part to the visit of the world first integrated CCS plant at Boundary Dam (SaskPower Company).

 

 

ECRA Award - September 2015

 

As during the Academic year 2013-2014, an ECRA Award rewarded the best Master 2 project or master thesis in relation with the CO2 capture and reuse, or for any significant improvement for the cement industry in the thematic « From CO2 to Energy ». The prize was given in September 2015 by Mr Daniel Gauthier (CEO CBR Belgium and Chairman Technical Advisory Board ECRA) to Mr Guillaume Pierrot for his Master Thesis on the subject of CO2 capture applied to cement flue gases.

 

« 13th International Conference On Carbon Dioxide Utilization » at Singapore - July 2015

 

Nicolas Meunier (PhD student ECRA Chair) presented the ECRA Chair activities and received one of the awards given for the best poster presentations.

 

 

« 8th Trondheim CCS Conference (TCCS-8) » at Trondheim (Norway) – June 2015

 

Lionel Dubois (post-doc ECRA Chair) presented two posters in relation with the Chair activities.

 

 

« 7th European Meeting on Chemical Industry  and Environment » (EMChIE 2015) at Tarragona (Spain) – June 2015

 

The poster written by Lionel Dubois (post-doc ECRA Chair) was presented by a colleague from the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department of UMONS (Charles Fourneau) and received the award of the Best contribution in the thematic « Process Intensification and sustainability in chemical engineering ».

 

 

Norcem International CCS Conference at Langesund (Norway) - May 2015 

 

The ECRA Chair activities were presented by Daniel Gauthier and Martin Schneider. The ECRA Chair PhD students (Sinda Laribi and Nicolas Meunier) and the post-doc(Lionel Dubois) took part to this event and also to a meeting and visit at the Telemark University College of Porsgrunn.

 

 

First ECRA Chair  Event : International Scientific Event – 26/11/2014

 

On the Wednesday 26 of November 2014, the ECRA Academic Chair organized its First Scientific Event entitled « From CO2 to Energy – CO2 capture and reuse in the cement industry ».  More than 80 participants from both industry and academic world, and representing aroung 20 different countires (BeNeLux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Japan, …) took part to this event with high level presentations, given by international academic and industrial experts, such as from the European Commission.

 

 

Articles on the subject (in English and in French):

 

Newsletter de l’ECRA (Avril 2015) 

Polytech News 51 (Février 2015)

Article de Bellona sur leur participation au premier event de la Chaire ECRA dans  la revue Carbon Capture Journal (Janvier-Février 2015)

Revue Athena N°307 (Janvier 2015)

 

GHGT-12 Conference (International Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference) at Austin (Texas, USA) - October 2014 

 

Lionel Dubois (Scientific Coordinator ECRA Chair) presented the Chair activities.

 

 

 

September 2014: ECRA Award

 

Since the Academic Year 2013-2014, an ECRA Prize is awarded to reward the best Project or Master Thesis on a subject  related to the CO2 capture or  reuse, or any new development applicable to the cement industry. Sophie Maerten and Marvin Baker shared the first prize awarded in September 2014 at the Polytech Mons Day.

 

October 2013: PolytechNews N°49—Article on the creation of the ECRA Chair

June 2013: ECRA Newsletter concerning the creation of the ECRA Chair

 

24th April 2013: Creation of The ECRA Academic Chair ! —> Press release

ECRA Academic Chair « From CO2 to Energy »

Faculty of Engineering

University of Mons

BELGIUM

ECRA Academic Chair activities

Second ECRA Chair Scientific Event - Mons and Lixhe on the 09th-10th November 2016

 

This second event was a new opportunity to attend both industrial and academic presentations on the subject of COcapture and reuse in the cement industry. Moreover, on the second day of this event, after a warm welcome and very interesting presentations at the Waste Water Treatment Plant of Liège-Oupeye, a visit of the CBR Lixhe Cement Plant (HeidelbergCement Group) was organized, including a complete presentation of the “LEILAC” European Project.

More information on this link.

GHGT-13 Conference (International Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference)

at Lausanne (Switzerland) - 14th—18th November 2016 

 

Prof. Diane Thomas (Academic Coordinator ECRA Chair) , Dr Lionel Dubois (Scientific Coordinator ECRA Chair, oral presentation), Ir Sinda Laribi (oral and poster presentations) and Ir Seloua Mouhoubi (PhD Students ECRA Chair) took part to this international event.

ECRA Award - September 2017

 

As during the previous academic years since the ECRA Chair creation (2013-2014), an ECRA Award rewarded the best Master 2 project or Master thesis in relation with the CO2 capture and reuse, or for any significant improvement for the cement industry in the thematic « From CO2 to Energy ». The prize was given in September 2017 by Mr Daniel Gauthier (Chairman Technical Advisory Board ECRA) to Mr Timothée Bryans for his Master Thesis on the subject of CO2 catalytic conversion into methanol.

ECRA Award - September 2016

 

As during the previous academic years, an ECRA Award rewarded the best Master 2 project or Master thesis in relation with the CO2 capture and reuse, or for any significant improvement for the cement industry in the thematic « From CO2 to Energy ». The prize was given in September 2016 by Mr Daniel Gauthier (Chairman Technical Advisory Board ECRA) to Mr Nicolas Debaisieux for his Master Thesis on the subject of Modeling and optimization of PSA processes for the treatment of gaseous effluebts rich in CO2.

LCA AvniR Congress at Lille - 08-09 November 2017

 

Prof. Guy De Weireld and PhD student Remi Chauvy from the ECRA Chair took part to this event where Remi Chauvy presented a communication about the Techno-economic and environmental assessment of electrochemical reduction of CO2 to formic acid.

15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XV) at Shanghai

17-21 July 2017

 

ECRA Chair PhD students Remi Chauvy and Nicolas Meunier took part to this major international event in relation with carbon dioxide utilization where they presented two communications, namely on the Techno-economic and environmental assessments of: the conversion of CO2 into methanol and the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to formic acid.

9th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage (TCCS9) at Trondheim

12-14 June 2017

 

Prof. Guy De Weirled and ECRA Chair PhD student Nicolas Meunier took part to this international event in relation with the entire process chain from carbon dioxide capture to its storage or utilization, including the presentation of two communications, namely on the Techno-economic and environmental assessments of the conversion of CO2 into methanol, and the optimization of different CO2 capture processes applied to cement flue gases.

13th International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering 

(GLS-13) at Brussels - 20-23 August 2017

 

Prof. Diane Thomas and ECRA Chair PhD students Seloua Mouhoubi and Sinda Laribi took part to this international event which has the aim to bring together top class researchers and engineers interested in all aspects of multiphase reactors and processes. ECRA Chair researches presented their works on: Modeling of CO2 post-combustion capture process using biphasic solvents, Experiments and simulation of the post-combustion CO2 capture absorption-regeneration process applied to cement flue gases with high CO2 contents, and Parametric study of the Sour Compression Unit (SCU) process for CO2 purification applied to flue gases coming from oxy-combustion cement industries.

Second ECRA/CEMCAP Workshop - 06-07 November 2017 at ECRA premises in Düsseldorf.

 

Prof. Guy De Weireld and PhD student Sinda Laribi from the ECRA Chair took part to this event where the different research activities in relation with the CEMCAP European project were presented. A poster in relation with all the ECRA Academic Chair activities was also presented during this workshop.

The 8th International VDZ Congress at Düsseldorf (Germany) -  26 - 28 September 2018

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Remi Chauvy took part to the 8th International VDZ Congress at Düsseldorf (Germany) and presented the research results acquired by the ECRA Academic Chair in the field of Carbon Capture and Utilization applied to the cement industry. As indicated on vdz-online.de, since 1971 the VDZ Congress is an international forum of the cement industry and science. At the VDZ Congress scientists and experts from technically leading cement works discuss current technical developments in cement manufacture and the challenges of the industry with international participants. 

IEAGHG International CCS Summer School 2018 at Trondheim (Norway) - 25-28 June 2018

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Seloua Mouhoubi took part to the IEAGHG International CCS Summer School 2018 organized at the NTNU in Trondheim (Norway). Seloua could also present her PhD Thesis work during a poster session.

The ECRA/CEMCAP/CLEANKER Workshop “Carbon Capture Technologies in the Cement Industry” at Brussels (Belgium) - 17 October 2018

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Remi Chauvy and ECRA Chair Scientific & Research Coordinator (post-doc) Lionel Dubois took part to this workshop and presented the research results acquired by the ECRA Academic Chair in the field of Carbon Capture and Utilization applied to the cement industry. An oral presentation was given by Remi Chauvy and a poster was both presented by Remi Chauvy and Lionel Dubois.

The 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-14) at Melbourne (Australia) - 21-25 October 2018

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Seloua Mouhoubi and ECRA Chair Scientific & Research Coordinator (post-doc) Lionel Dubois took part to this major international event in relation with Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), and presented the research results acquired by the ECRA Academic Chair in the field of Carbon Capture applied to the cement industry through two oral presentations.

The 5th Postcombustion Capture - PCCC-5 at Kyoto (Japan) - 16-19 September 2019

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Seloua Mouhoubi and ECRA Chair Scientific & Research Coordinator (post-doc) Lionel Dubois took part to this major international event in relation with Postcombustion Carbon Capture  presented the research results acquired by the ECRA Academic Chair in the field of Carbon Capture applied to the cement industry through two oral presentations.

The 17th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization - ICCDU 2019 at Aachen (Germany) - 23-27 June 2019

 

ECRA Chair PhD student Remi Chauvy took part to this major international event in relation with Carbon Capture Utilization, and presented the research results acquired by the ECRA Academic Chair in the field of CO2 conversion to synthetic natural gas (oral presentation) and on the application of multi-criteria decision-making methods in Carbon Capture and Utilisation (poster).