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Occidental to stash CO2 at cement plant

A cement producer partners with, among others, major oil companies Total and Occidental to explore the possibilities for a new CCS technology that could end up helping both crude extractors and concrete makers.

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US-based oil company Occidental is exploring options for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology in connection with cement production.

The oil outfit has joined forces with French oil and gas supermajor Total as well as firm Svante, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures as well as Lafargeholcim on a CCS project at the Holcim Portland Cement Plant in Colorado.

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