Green cement plants: Our vision. Your decision!

We are ready to go from #grey2green

thyssenkrupp has always been your reliable partner. For more than 150 years, we have supported your cement plants from planning to maintenance. Our product family brand polysius® is valued for its reliability and visionary approach to plant construction. With our cost-efficient solutions, we satisfy the needs of cement manufacturers who are driven by efficiency and cost pressure.

Maximizing your business potential has always been our primary concern. We develop cutting-edge technology that solves the challenges that lie ahead, and ask: What does a fit-for-the-future cement plant look like? The answer is green and digital.

Our passionate engineers at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions design solutions that turn the concept of more sustainable cement production into tangible products. It requires a joint effort by all of us to make the vision of a green cement plant a reality.

Our range of solutions reduce the use of raw materials, water, fuels, coal and gas, as well as the impact of NOx, NH3, CO, CO2 and most other organic compounds. With our first four solutions, we are embarking on a promising journey.

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Our climate goals

thyssenkrupp will be climate neutral by 2050 and works systematically to make its products carbon neutral. Ambitious targets need ambitious projects like #grey2green. Project lead Leo Fit explains what we can already offer our customers in the cement industry today. Watch the video

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Climate change, urbanization and globalization are the key challenges of our time. And more sustainable cement production can be part of the solution.

To achieve this, we need to push technological boundaries. We must broaden our view and take a holistic look at the cement plant with all its upstream and downstream processes – from extracting raw materials to handling emissions.

By gradually introducing new components, cement plant operators can improve their environmental impact step by step – and bring the vision of the green cement plant to life.

We focus on solutions that address the five most pressing needs:

Our solutions
for the polysius® green cement plant

Our solutions
for the polysius® green cement plant


Our solutions to reduce emissions are polysius® NOx reduction and polysius® carbon neutrality


Our solution to preserve resources is polysius® fuel substitution


Our solutions to use smart data are coming soon


Our solutions to save energy are coming soon


Our solution to create new binder is polysius® activated clay

These solutions set new standards in the industry and drive sustainability in terms of the economy, environment and society as a whole.

What are the benefits for you? Increased cost efficiency and output levels, reduced energy consumption, fewer NOx and CO2 emissions, plus compliance with local regulations for years to come. You gain a competitive advantage while also producing cement more sustainably. This is our offer to the industry. It is up to you whether to make a positive impact.

This is our vision. Your decision.

How cement impacts our society

The cement industry
accounts for 7% of the
world´s total carbon
dioxide emissions
With activated clay the
clinker factor can be
reduced down to
China has a
share of global
cement production
Fossil fuels can
be substituted with
alternative fuels by
Global cement production
is forecasted to increase
to 4.83 billion metric
tons in 2030
Concrete is the
2nd most widely
consumed commodity
after water