Innovation Challenge by McInnis Cement

McInnis Cement is looking for suitable Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant in Québec, Canada, and to gradually implement these solutions based on the company’s needs.

On 11 March 2020, a webinar will be organised by McInnis Cement to provide more information about the innovation challenge. Click here to register for this webinar (in English). The deadline for the submission of possible CCU technologies is 25 March 2020.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate innovation proposals.
  • Technological readiness level (TRL): Since the objective is to capture and utilize major quantities of CO2 in the medium term, solutions with very advanced development work will be considered first.
  • Potential for industrial symbiosis: There is a preference for solutions that demonstrate potential for industrial symbiosis in the region.
  • Environmental footprint: The evaluation will look at the environmental footprint of the solutions proposed. Should two solutions offer the same GHG emission reduction capacity, the solution with the smaller environmental footprint will be considered more favourably.
  • Availability of markets: Suppliers of carbon capture and utilization solutions must identify the markets in which their products could be sold. They must also provide information on the condition of these markets and their potential for long-term access.
  • In addition, the analysis will take into account other criteria like team expertise, the costs and constraints of the proposed solution and the existence of similar projects at similar scales that have already been implemented.
This innovation challenge is an INNO+ call, supported by Ecotech Québec. More information about this challenge and about McInnis Cement can be found at: