Cardiff Circular Economy Network
Closing the loop
CELSA’s 2021 ‘closed loop’ pilot project ‘the Plaza Cinema’ was a success, resulting in a carbon reduction benefit of ~32,433 kg CO2/T due to scrap recycling.
Based on the success of this project CELSA UK and the company nChain successfully submitted a proposal to the Blockchain Connected Challenge Fund. We were awarded a grant by Welsh Government to fund an exciting R&D project exploring Blockchain for circularity.
Cardiff Circular Economy Network (CCEN)
2021, CELSA UK initiated a collaborative project alongside Cardiff Metropolitan University, One Planet Cardiff and Cardiff Commitment (Curriculum Development).
The UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund funded this project.
The CCEN involved four workshops that supported schools and businesses within the Cardiff Council boundary to come together to develop a fuller understanding of circular economy principles.
CELSA is working in partnership with the following organisations to identify opportunities for groundbreaking approach.
South Wales Industrial Cluster
“Developing a world leading truly sustainable industry befitting the societal needs of 2030, 2040, 2050 and beyond.” We continue our ongoing engagement with the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC). The cluster is made up 30+ partners made up of small, medium and large emitters who work together to deliver net zero in energy and heavy industry in South Wales.
South Wales is one of the biggest industrial and power emitter of carbon in the UK. CELSA is proud to be a part of the SWIC activities for decarbonisation and the development of a circular and restorative economy.
SWIC: SOUTH WALES WITH BOTH EYES OPEN
In 2021, we received funding from Innovate UK that has given us the exciting opportunity to help create a circular economy for cement manufacture. The research project proposes an opportunity in the cement industry, which is the main carbon emitter within concrete, by utilising industrial by-products from the steel industry to create a new cement and establish a circular economy between these two foundation industries. This project is marketed towards the cement industry in the form of new sustainable building materials.
For more information: www.swic.cymru/clusterplan
CEMENT 2 ZERO
We are proud to be in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Materials Processing Institute and more working on a major £6.5m project to develop the world’s first zero emission cement on an industrial scale. The Cement 2 Zero project will utilize end of life cement from demolition of buildings in the electric arc furnace steelmaking process. This will encourage the use of steel making by-products, minimise waste and eliminate carbon emissions.
CELSA’s role is to industrialise a technology developed by Cambridge University where demolition aggregate will be transformed into a Lime replacement product for the EAF. The output from the EAF is a slag material that can be then used as a cement clinker product.
For more information: www.mpiuk.com