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HeidelbergCement, a German multinational building materials company headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, intends to upgrade its facility in Slite on the Swedish island of Gotland to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant.

The company’s Slite factory presently produces around 75% of the cement used in Swedish concrete, and emits around 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year. If all goes according to plan, all of this CO2 will be captured and concealed underground.

The installation at the Slite plant of HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Cementa will be scaled to capture up to 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 annually, which corresponds to the plant’s total emissions.

Additionally, the use of bio-based fuels in the cement production at the facility will be increased in line with the Group’s commitment to significantly raise the share of biomass in the fuel mix. The full-scale capturing of the plant’s CO2 emissions is targeted by 2030.

However, the company estimates that the authorization processes and the construction period will take around 10 years. It has already launched feasibility study to examine technology, environmental impact, legal issues, financing, logistics, and energy supply.

HeidelbergCement, which is one of the largest building materials companies in the world, entered the Indian cement market in 2006, with the acquisition of Mysore Cement.


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