Gearing up for Geseke GeZero

Published 12 March 2024

Under the GeZero project at its Geseke cement plant in Germany, Heidelberg Materials envisions establishing the first inland cement plant featuring a “first of its kind” full-chain carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility. Spanning from source to sink, the company outlines the scale, scope and set-up of the project, as well as the oxyfuel technology process at its core. By Tolga Timirci and Tanuj Pant, Heidelberg Materials, Germany.

Figure 1: Heidelberg Materials’ existing Geseke cement plant in Germany is the location for the company’s promising

CCS solution for inland cement sites (© Heidelberg Materials)

In a significant development for the global push towards sustainable practices, the EU Innovation Fund granted EUR191m to support Heidelberg Materials in advancing innovative low-carbon technologies. This funding will start the development of a ground-breaking carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain at the company’s Geseke cement plant in Germany.

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