Heidelberg Materials North America Announces Latest Milestone in Edmonton CCUS Project
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Heidelberg Materials North America Announces Latest Milestone in Edmonton CCUS Project

Edmonton Plant

Heidelberg Materials North America announced today the latest step in its two-stage competitive procurement process as it works to select the carbon capture technology and contractor for providing the CO₂ separation solution for its Edmonton, Alberta, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Project. This ground-breaking project is planned to be the first full-scale application of CCUS in the cement sector.

As the latest step in this process, MHI-LCSC, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group, providing services relating to CO2 capture and clean fuel business in Canada, and Kiewit have been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the carbon capture technology at the Edmonton CCUS project. The FEED study will leverage MHI’s proprietary Advanced KM CDR Process™ developed jointly with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., which uses the KS-21™ solvent.

“We are pleased with this latest step in advancing our Edmonton project and moving even closer to our goal of delivering the first full-scale application of CCUS in the cement sector,” said Joerg Nixdorf, Vice President Cement Operations, Northwest Region for Heidelberg Materials North America. “This latest development represents meaningful progress on the path to achieving a net-zero future.”

Heidelberg Materials is taking a major step towards decarbonizing hard to abate industries by deploying innovative and effective carbon capture technology,” said Rob Medley, Vice President at Kiewit. “We are proud to be a part of this project and to support Heidelberg Materials on this important journey. We commend Heidelberg Materials on their commitment to sustainability and for leading the way towards a greener future.”

“We are honored and excited to be a part of this collaboration with Heidelberg Materials, together with Kiewit, for this pioneering project which will play an important role in realizing a carbon-neutral society,” said Kosuke Kasada, President of MHI-LCSC.  “Canada is recognized as a frontrunner in deployment of carbon capture and storage enabled by its public policy and partnerships with businesses, which are critical to the success of decarbonization.”

Heidelberg Materials North America will be commissioning the world’s first full-scale net-zero cement plant at its Edmonton location by adding CCUS technology to an already state-of-the-art facility. The plant could eventually capture and store an estimated 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is the equivalent of taking 220,000 cars off the road annually. Subject to finalization of federal and provincial funding agreements, the company anticipates the final investment decision to be taken in 2024.