Heidelberg Materials North America congratulates the Government of Alberta for the creation of its Alberta Carbon Capture Incentive Program (ACCIP), which provides up to 12 per cent of eligible capital costs to integrate carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology (CCUS) into heavy industrial operations across multiple industry sectors. This program will help hard-to-abate industries like cement dramatically reduce carbon emissions and help us achieve net-zero targets.
“Heidelberg Materials strongly supports the Alberta government’s commitment to deploy CCUS technology in the province,” said Joerg Nixdorf, Vice President of Cement Operations for Heidelberg Materials North America’s Northwest Region. “ACCIP will enhance Alberta’s competitiveness and support decarbonization efforts across industry sectors. Our net-zero cement plant in Edmonton, the first in the world, would not be possible without Alberta’s leadership in CCUS programming.”
Heidelberg Materials North America is very proud to be commissioning the world’s first net-zero cement plant in Edmonton, Alberta by adding CCUS technology to an already state-of-the-art facility. This plant will eventually capture and store an estimated 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is the equivalent of taking 300,000 cars of the road annually. With construction scheduled to begin in 2024 and carbon capture targeted for late 2026, this project will be the first full-scale application of CCUS in the cement sector.