World’s First Zero-Emission Cement Plant


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HeidelbergCement og Norcem are involved in the capturing part at our Brevik cement plant. Norcem could have the world’s first CO2-capture facility at a cement factory. HeidelbergCement Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of building materials and has around 60,000 employees in more than 60 countries. Norcem and Heidelberg has a vision of zero emissions from concrete, seen in a life cycle perspective, by 2030.

This vision will be realised through the development of new types of cement, increasing the percentage of alternative fuels and carbon capture in cement production. An essential element in the planned carbon capture is to make use of the residual heat from the cement factory. There is enough residual heat to capture approximately 400,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, which corresponds to  50 per cent of the plant’s emissions. 

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