HeidelbergCement to pilot carbon capture project in Poland

The programme of €18 million in total was rewarded €15 million out of the EU Horizon 2020 budget.

he further development of CCUS pathways is a central part of HeidelbergCement’s carbon neutrality roadmap. Project ACCSESS has been officially presented by the coordinator Sintef Energi AS from Norway. A consortium of 18 industry partners and research organisations will collaborate in a range of activities to speed up deployment of CCUS and link CO2 emitters from mainland Europe to the storage fields in the Nordics.

“As part of our participation in ACCSESS, HeidelbergCement will pilot a new carbon capture technology in Poland”, says Dr. Dominik von Achten, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “The tests of an enzyme-based capture unit at our Górazdze plant will deliver important insights how we can further reduce costs in the capture process. At the same time, it will emphasise our strategy to expand CCUS further into our Eastern European based assets.” The enzyme-based capture unit will allow a broader use of the waste heat and will simplify the control of secondary emissions.

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