Heidelberg Materials launched the evoZero® cement brand

HM Absorber lift at Brevik cement plant copyright Heidelberg Materials

The first evoZero® cement shall be produced at the Brevik plant in Norway, where a post-combustion CCS-technology will be operational at the end of 2024. Here the CO2 is captured by using liquid amine in an absorber (installation photo). When operational, annually 400000 t of CO2 will be captured and finally stored under the North Sea, corresponding to 50% of the plants CO2 emissions. However, a ‘net-zero’ cement claim is based on a mass-balance allocation approach with 50% carbon capture at the cement plant as well as other downstream carbon savings over the whole product lifecycle of the concrete achieved through natural recarbonation.