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Apr 11, 2023

Partnership Step Towards Decarbonizing Cement Industry

The government of Canada, in order to reduce environmental impact and enhance the competitiveness of Canadian industry in a net-zero carbon economy, has partnered with Heidelberg Materials to decarbonize the cement and concrete industry. Heidelberg is a manufacturer and supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, and asphalt. The partnership will help support the Heidelberg’s $1.36 billion project to build a full-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) system and a combined heat and power (CHP) system at its Edmonton, AB, cement facility. This CCUS system, a first of its kind in North America, will enable the company to produce carbon-neutral cement through the capture and compression of carbon dioxide (CO2) for subsequent transportation and permanent storage, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to one million tonnes annually. This is the equivalent of removing more than 300,000 passenger vehicles from the road annually.

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