This participation proposed to study the opportunity to adopt the Methane Pyrolysis or Thermal-decomposition technology for the Cement and Concrete Industry, in order to use Hydrogen, as a low carbon fuel to generate heat to produce clinker and to use its by-product, Solid Carbon, to replace part of the clinker in the cement or concrete composition. Please note that Methane Pyrolysis is one of the few forms of producing Hydrogen from fossil fuels that does not releases Greenhouse Gases (GHG) like carbon dioxide and, that the Cement and Concrete industry is alone responsible for 5% to 8% of GHG emissions worldwide.
If you are curious about the person behind this proposal, here it is his short biography:
João dos Santos has 30 years professional experience as an engineer in the oil and Gas Industry in different parts of the world, from operations of production facilities to the top management of National Oil Company. He has a pré-bolonha Civil Engineering degree and a Master Degree in Hydraulics and Water Resources and has work has researcher in IST, LNEC and HR Wallingford. João dos Santos is now a PHD candidate in the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD course at IST, Universidade de Lisboa.
The 112CO2 Project
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Rua do Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Funded by the Horizon 2020
Framework Programme of
the European Union
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952219. The information and views set out in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained herein.