Carbon capture: Heidelberg Materials
The cement industry accounts for around 5-7 per cent of the world’s total CO2 emissions. As part of Longship, Heidelberg Materials’s facility in Brevik is becoming the world’s first cement factory equipped with CO2 capture, through its Brevik CCS project.
Brevik CCS part of the Heidelberg Materials Group
Heidelberg Materials is part of the Heidelberg Materials Group, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials and the company employs 59,000 people in 60 countries.
Zero emissions by 2030
Heidelberg Materials has a vision of zero emissions from concrete, seen in a life cycle perspective, by 2030. This vision can be achieved through the development of new types of cement and by increasing the percentage of alternative fuels in cement production. To equip cement factoies with carbon capture plants are essential to achieve the company’s ambitious goal.
Brevik CCS will contribute with essential experience to other concrete manufacturers.