29 November 2023

Heidelberg Materials launches 'world's first carbon-captured net-zero cement'

evoZero cement reportedly achieves its net-zero footprint through carbon capture and storage technology at Heidelberg Materials' plant in Brevik, Norway.

Heidelberg Materials © Brevik cement plant

This is without compensation from credits generated outside the company's value chain, says the firm. 

Brevik CCS is reported to be 'world's first carbon capture facility in a cement plant' on a large scale.

Mechanical completion of the facility is scheduled for the end of 2024. Once operational, 400,000t of CO2 per year will be captured and stored. With the projects already launched, the company aims to save 10Mt of CO2 cumulatively by 2030. 

evoZero cement will be available in two versions, depending on customer location. evolero Carbon Captured Brevik is directly delivered from the Brevik CCS plant in Norway, achieving its net­-zero footprint over the entire life cycle.

Customers in other European countries may choose evolero Carbon Captured, which will be delivered from plants close-by, while leveraging the unique carbon saving attributes realised in Brevik. evoZero Carbon Captured is said to feature a net-zero footprint upon delivery. 

For both products, the carbon capture attributes are transparent and traceable by harnessing blockchain technology.