HeidelbergCement is doubling down on its carbon reduction efforts by announcing its largest carbon capture project to date.
The cement manufacturer has already established its position at the forefront of the decarbonization of the world’s cement industry and is now further expanding its portfolio of industrial-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects.
Currently, HeidelbergCement has eight ongoing large-scale carbon capture initiatives in different parts of the world, particularly in Europe and Canada.
Funding for the future FEED study has already been secured from the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its program that involves funding for 10 carbon capture projects across the country.
Each project will receive a portion of $31 million dollars, whereas this particular FEED study will receive $3.7 million funding.
The study will aim to assess the feasibility of HeidelbergCement’s carbon capture project in Mitchell, Indiana, with the goal of capturing as much as 95% of the company’s cement plant’s emissions.
This would be the equivalent of reducing roughly 2 million tons of CO2 emissions every year, making it the cement maker’s largest CCUS project yet that will build on the experience of previous projects.