19.05.2022HeidelbergCement enters joint venture constructing the world’s largest calcined clay plant in Ghana
HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to acquire 50% of shares of and invest into CBI S.A. who controls the Ghanaian cement producer CBI Ghana. With this step, the company takes part in the construction of the world’s largest flash calciner.
16.05.2022HeidelbergCement was awarded the German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment (IKU) for its innovative ReConcrete-360° concept
HeidelbergCement was awarded the German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment (IKU) in the category "Process Innovations for Climate Protection" for its innovative ReConcrete-360° concept. In ReConcrete-360°, demolished concrete is crushed using novel processes and selectively separated into its components: in addition to sand and gravel, hardened cement paste is also obtained in this way.
12.04.2022Concrete Chemicals on the way to climate-friendly cement production and CO2-neutral flying with green hydrogen
In order to make air traffic and cement production sustainable in a low-CO2 world, three players with completely different backgrounds have joined forces in the "Concrete Chemicals" project consortium. Global cement producer CEMEX, Sasol ecoFT, part of the integrated chemical company Sasol, and renewable energy company ENERTRAG plan to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which will also contribute to the decarbonization of the cement industry.
The development and testing of the aggregate-binder compound, with a maximum grain size of 4 mm for the plant in Laupheim, was carried out under the leadership of the SCHWENK R&D team in Karlstadt in close cooperation with the company Röser IV GmbH and SCHWENK Bauberatung .
24.03.2022Green light for LEILAC 2 carbon capture project at HeidelbergCement’s plant in Hanover, Germany
The LEILAC 2 (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) carbon capture project has successfully passed its Financial Investment Decision milestone, confirming that the project can now enter the implementation phase.
Following the 2021 global score release, the environmental non-profit organisation CDP has listed HeidelbergCement as one of the globally leading companies in its Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) published today.
21.01.2022Significant CO2 reduction: HeidelbergCement expands sustainable concrete portfolio in Germany under EcoCrete brand
HeidelbergCement's German subsidiary Heidelberger Beton is now offering a broad portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66% CO2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.