Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects in Belgium, France and Croatia selected
HOLCIM have been selected for three grants from the European Union (EU) Innovation Fund for breakthrough carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects in Belgium, France and Croatia.
The projects were selected for their highly scalable profile, mature technologies and advanced partnerships to advance the EU’s Green Deal, putting clean technologies to work for a net-zero future.
With the three new grants, Holcim are now advancing five decarbonization projects with EU Innovation Fund support, adding to their ongoing CCUS projects in Germany and Poland.
All five projects are an integral part of Holcim’s net-zero roadmap, which includes more than 50 CCUS projects worldwide with a commitment to invest CHF2 billion by 2030.
Miljan Gutovic, Holcim region head Europe, said it was ‘exciting’ to be at the forefront of decarbonizing the building sector in Europe.
‘The support we are receiving from the EU Innovation Fund for five of our CCUS projects is a great testament to the strength of our engineering teams, the maturity of our technologies and our advanced partnerships across the value chain,’ he commented.
‘Our robust pipeline of projects positions us as the partner of choice to scale up carbon capture technologies in Europe.’
The three additional grants have been awarded to the following Holcim CCUS projects: the Go4Zero project in Belgium, which aims to capture and store carbon from Holcim’s plant in Obourg; the KOdeCO net-zero project in Croatia, which aims to capture and store carbon from Holcim’s plant in Koromačno; and the eM-Rhône project in France, in which carbon captured from Holcim’s Le Teil plant will be used to produce e-methanol.
The EU Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon technologies. This year, the Fund granted more than €3.6 billion to 41 large-scale clean-tech projects out of a pool of 239 applications, with five projects focused on decarbonizing cement.