Linde and Heidelberg Materials announce large-scale carbon capture project

Linde has announced it has signed an agreement with Heidelberg Materials, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, to jointly build, own, and operate a large-scale carbon capture and liquefaction facility.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of cement production and is estimated to be responsible for around 7% of global carbon emissions1. Through the use of carbon capture, Linde and Heidelberg Materials will aim to reduce carbon emissions at Heidelberg’s Lengfurt plant in Germany. The new plant will capture, liquefy and purify around 70 000 t of CO2 per year, with the majority of the resulting liquid CO2 to be marketed by Linde as feedstock for the chemicals and food & beverage end markets.

“For many of Linde’s customers in the heavy industrial sector, improving the environmental performance of their operations is a priority,” said Sean Durbin, Executive Vice President EMEA, Linde. “Our innovative project with Heidelberg Materials is one of the first large-scale plants of its kind for the cement industry. Considering current market constraints, it is also a welcome new source of CO2 that will help ensure supply for the merchant market.”