Green light for CCU-project in Lengfurt in Germany

HM Werk lengfurt 2691a

Heidelberg Materials received the building permit for its Cap2U (Capture-to-Use) project in the Lengfurt cement plant in Germany. The carbon capture and use (CCU) system is based on an amine scrubber technology developed for the exhaust gas stream from cement kilns. It has a CO2 capture capacity of 0.7 Mta and is being planned and built by Linde Engineering and scheduled to go into operation in 2025. Due to its purity, the processed gas will be purified, liquefied and reused as a valuable raw material in manufacturing applications. The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and will be the first large-scale CCU reference project in the cement industry.