Carbon Neutral Alliance
Rüdersdorf, March 17, 2021
The global acting CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has announced March 17th 2021, that, as part of its "Future in Action" program, it is developing a carbon neutral alliance in Germany to test and accelerate innovative technologies to reach carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf plant.
CEMEX is joining pioneering industrial consortiums with the objective of developing industrial-scale demonstration projects utilizing ground-breaking technologies to form this alliance, which aspires to achieve carbon neutrality at the Rüdersdorf plant by 2030. Several technologies, including waste heat recovery, carbon capture and transformation into building materials, synthetic fuels, and green hydrocarbons, are being evaluated, including hydrogen production with renewable energy.
The technological learnings derived from the Rüdersdorf "Carbon Neutral Alliance" should gradually be shared with the CEMEX global portfolio of cement plants and adapted to local conditions to accelerate its decarbonization goals of the cement production process. CEMEX is also applying to several European funds, such as the Innovation Fund & Green Deal Call, and national funding schemes for financial support and funding for these innovations, potentially providing best practices to other industrial players.
Aligned to the vision of the European Commission's Green Deal and climate aspirations, CEMEX communicated its vision for carbon neutrality last year.
In 2020, CEMEX's aspirations became known for the first time as "Vision Rüdersdorf". In order to place these in the global context and within the framework of the international goals, the "Carbon Neutral Alliance" has now been created.