Millions of dollars in federal funding could help two Missouri cement plants, including one near Ste. Genevieve, nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday.
The Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant, owned by the Swiss-based Holcim Group, and the Central Plains Cement Co.’s Sugar Creek Plant, outside of Kansas City, were named among a list of 12 industrial facilities nationwide that will split $45 million in funding aimed at advancing “carbon-capture” technology. The systems can capture at least 95% of carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas power generation and from the carbon-intensive production of commodities like cement and steel.