World’s first climate-neutral cement works planned
In June this year, HeidelbergCement’s Swedish firm Cementa outlined its ambition to capture and store 1.8 million tons of CO2 per annum from 2030.
HeidelbergCement’s Swedish firm Cementa has spent many years working to develop technology and solutions that will allow it to become the world’s first climate-neutral cement works. This has been subject to necessary state support, infrastructure development, etc.
Builds on the Longship project
In June this year, Cementa presented is initiative setting out the ambition to capture and store 1.8 million tons of CO2 per annum from 2030. This initiative will build on the work already carried out by Project Longship. Additionally, the company is working in partnership with Vattenfall to develop a solution to electrify cement production – CemZero.
Cementa’s venture has received widespread attention internationally. However, during the summer the cement works saw its application to extract further lime from its current mines rejected by Sweden’s Land and Environment Court of Appeal. The grounds for rejection relate to the lack of scientific evidence relating to groundwater conditions in proximity to the mines. Cementa has until next summer to resolve these difficulties.
This is part of the CCS Environmental Analysis for Augusty 2021, prepared by Gassnova's analysis team. Read the whole analysis here.