EU Innovation Fund grants Holcim EUR 328 million for carbon capture projects in Germany and Poland

EU Innovation Fund grants Holcim EUR 328 million for carbon capture projects in Germany and Poland

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 20-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates, concrete and related services, announces that the European Union (EU) Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies that will contribute to greenhouse gas reduction, will provide EUR 328 million in the form of a grant for two decarbonization projects of the company. The grants will be used to accelerate the development of Holcim’s carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects in Germany and Poland. These projects are part of Holcim’s net-zero roadmap, which includes over 50 CCUS projects worldwide, and contribute to the EU’s Green Deal, aimed at putting clean technologies to work for a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

According to Miljan Gutovic, Region Head Europe for Holcim, “As a global leader in building solutions, Holcim is on a mission to decarbonize the building industry. We are encouraged by these EU Clean Tech investments in our next generation technologies. They contribute to making our CCUS projects more viable and scalable, which can fundamentally change our industry for a net-zero future.”

The EU Innovation Fund, which granted the funding, is one of the world’s largest funding programs for innovative low-carbon technologies. In 2022, the Fund provided over EUR 1.8 billion to 17 large-scale clean-tech projects out of a pool of 138 submissions. Holcim’s investments in these projects align with its own targets for 2030 and 2050, as validated by the Science Based Target Initiative. The company is working to decarbonize building across its lifecycle, and has implemented innovative solutions such as ECOPact green concrete and Elevate roofing systems.

About Holcim

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

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