HeidelbergCement to launch new carbon capture and storage project
Germany-based HeidelbergCement has partnered with Norway-based Sintef Energi to install a pilot carbon capture and storage (CCS) system at its Górazdze cement plant. The company will deploy new enzyme-based CCS technology, which allows greater use of the waste heat and simplifies the control of secondary emissions. The project, known as Project ACCSess, has received Euro15m-worth of funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 industrial emissions reduction programme. Moreover, 18 industry partners and research organisations will collaborate towards the deployment of the technology at the plant. The consortium will store captured CO2 in storage fields in the Nordic countries. The total cost of the work is Euro18m and is due to conclude in April 2025.