Linde (NYSE:LIN) has announced an agreement with Heidelberg Materials, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, to jointly build, own and operate a large-scale carbon capture and liquefaction facility in Germany.
By utilizing carbon capture, the two companies will reduce the CO2 emissions at Heidelberg’s Lengfurt plant in the Bavarian region.
“Our innovative project with Heidelberg Materials is one of the first large-scale plants of its kind for the cement industry. Considering current market constraints, it is also a welcome new source of CO2 that will help ensure supply for the merchant market,” said Sean Durbin, Executive Vice President EMEA, Linde.
The new plant will capture, liquefy and purify around 70,000 tons of CO2 per year, with the majority of the resulting liquid CO2 to be marketed by Linde as feedstock for the chemicals and food & beverage markets.
Most of the generated carbon dioxide will be offered to customers from the food and chemical industries by Linde. The remaining part will be utilized by Heidelberg Materials for further development of CO2 recycling and recarbonation tech.
To implement the project the two partners will be supported by a grant of approximately €15 million ($16.6 million) from the Industrial Decarbonization Financing Program on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Action (BMWK).
”We are pleased to implement the world’s first large-scale CCU project in the cement industry together with our partner Linde,” says Dr Dominik von Achten, Chairman of the Managing Board of Heidelberg Materials. “The project in Lengfurt is scheduled to go into operations as early as 2025. The BMWK funding shows the importance that the German government also attaches to our joint project.”
The facility was designed and will be constructed by Linde Engineering, one of the leading companies in CO2 facilities.