11 December 2015

HeidelbergCement and Joule announce partnership

HeidelbergCement and Joule announce partnership to explore carbon-neutral fuel application in cement manufacturing

HeidelbergCement and Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, today announced a partnership designed to explore application of Joule’s technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement manufacturing. The partnership with Joule represents another example of its sustained dedication to leveraging innovative technologies and programs for climate protection.

As part of the agreement, emissions (or offtake gas) from various HeidelbergCement factories could provide Joule with the waste CO2 required to feed its advanced Helioculture platform that effectively recycles CO2 back into fuel. A successful partnership between Joule and HeidelbergCement could over time result in the co-location of Joule’s Helioculture Technology at one or more HeidelbergCement sites around the world.

"We've been focused on lowering carbon emissions for more than two decades, and we are excited to take further steps to lower our CO2 emissions by working with a dedicated organization with state-of-the-art technology that is committed to protecting the climate," said Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources, HeidelbergCement. "Joule's process, which effectively recycles waste CO2 into liquid fuels, is a perfect match for HeidelbergCement and our core values, and we look forward to starting the journey towards a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship."

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Stefanie Kaufmann

Sustainability Communications Manager
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+49 6221 481 39739
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+49 6221 481 13217
HeidelbergCement AG
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69120 Heidelberg
Germany