Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

For World’s First Carbon Neutral Plant Announced By Heidelberg Cement


HeidelbergCement’s Slite factory, on the Swedish island of Gotland, curently produces around 75% of the cement used in Swedish concrete, and has an emission of around 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. As per plan, all of this carbon will be captured and sequestered underground. Dominik von Achten, chairman of Heidelberg, said the aim was to make the company “the leader in the global cement industry on its transformation path towards climate neutrality”.

He said the goal was to “find, apply and scale technical solutions for carbon capture and utilisation or storage”. The company estimates that the authorisation processes and the construction period will take around 10 years. Heidelberg is currently building the world’s first full-scale installation for carbon capture at its Brevik plant in Norway, capturing 400,000 tonnes annually or half of its emissions from 2024 onwards.


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