Norcem Brevik

  Edit: June 2017
Norcem's cement factory in Brevik produces 1.2 million tonnes of cement annually. Norcem is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group.

The group is the world's largest manufacturer of building materials and has around 60,000 employees in more than 60 countries. 

Norcem has a vision of zero emissions from concrete, seen in a life cycle perspective, by 2030. This vision will be realised, for example, through the development of new types of cement, increasing the percentage of alternative fuels and carbon capture in cement production. An essential element in the planned carbon capture is to make use of the residual heat from the cement factory. There is enough residual heat to capture approximately 400,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, which corresponds to approximately 50 per cent of the factory's emissions.

The cement industry accounts for around 5 per cent of the world's total CO2 emissions. CO2 capture in Brevik can contribute to CO2 management technology spreading globally. A specific learning element from Norcem is how the capture plant will be designed to capture an optimal amount of CO2 through the use of the surplus heat from the production of cement. This can be transferred to the process industry in general, since this industry often has surplus heat that can be used.

Link to Norcem's website