In 2027, the Kujawy Cement Plant will start operating an installation that will capture 100% of carbon dioxide emissions generated during the production of clinker – the basic component of cement. Over 10 million tonnes of CO2 will be captured in 10 years. This represents 10% of annual emissions in the entire cement sector in Poland.
The Kujawy Cement Plant is set to become Poland’s first zero-emission cement plant by 2027. Kujawy Go4ECOPlanet, a globally unique project, is currently constructing a CO2 capture installation at the Kujawy Cement Plant. Thanks to it, it will be possible to completely reduce the carbon footprint of clinker burning.
A special installation for capturing and liquefying carbon dioxide will be built in the Kujawy Cement Plant. The installation will be based on Air Liquide's Cryocap™ FG technology and enabling a total reduction of CO2 emissions from the clinker burning process, which is the main ingredient in cement production.
CCS, or carbon capture and storage, is the process of reducing carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere from point emission sources such as power plants and factories. Kujawy Go4ECOPlanet marks a significant milestone in the decarbonisation of the construction sector. The project sets standards in industrial innovations that support climate protection and demonstrates the potential of replicating the technology in other industries.