Heidelberg Materials unveils ‘first net-zero cement’

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Heidelberg Materials has produced what it describes as the “world’s first carbon-captured net-zero cement”.

Heidelberg says the carbon capturing process was used at its plant in Brevik, Norway, and has been delivered to customers. It adds that the “evoZero” product has the same chemical composition and performance as standard cement.

The mass market version of the product is currently in the pre-selling phase and will be availabl across Europe.

Dominik von Achten, Heidelberg Materials’ chair, said the product was “a paradigm shift in the decarbonisation of our sector”.

He added: “Carbon capture and storage is a breakthrough technology for the building materials industry and we are frontrunners in deploying it at scale.”

The site in Brevik is due to be joined next year by another in Sweden, which Heidelberg describes as the “world’s first carbon neutral plant”.

In September 2022, HeidelbergCement rebranded as Heidelberg Materials to distance itself from its core product.

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