Heidelberg Materials, Canada Partner on CCUS Facility

Heidelberg Materials successfully completed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Canada in support of the development of the cement industry’s first global full-scale carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) facility.

The new facility, which is part of Heidelberg Materials’ Edmonton plant in Alberta, is scheduled to be operational by late 2026 and will capture more than 1 million tonnes of CO₂ annually. 

“Our Edmonton CCUS project as the world’s first carbon neutral cement plant is another milestone in Heidelberg Materials’ ambitious drive to lead the industry to net zero, and we are excited to begin realizing this as soon as possible,” said Chris Ward, president and CEO of Heidelberg Materials North America. “We are very fortunate to partner with the Government of Canada in this endeavor and we look forward to continued collaboration as we move forward with this exciting project.”

A project feasibility study, which was completed in 2021, received a $1.4 million contribution from Emissions Reduction Alberta. Heidelberg Materials committed a further $25 million last year to support the front-end engineering and design processes critical to the project’s success.

“There is a growing urgency for rapid decarbonization in high-emitting sectors, including the cement and concrete industry, and by working hand in hand with the industry, we can support the adoption of innovative technologies that will contribute to lower emissions and increased competitiveness,” said the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science and industry. “Carbon capture is an important tool in our fight against climate change, and Canada is proud to be partnering with Heidelberg Materials in the development of this innovative clean technology.”

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