Eliminate your plants CO2 emissions by applying the Oxyfuel process and Carbon2Chem®

CO2 can be a valuable resource and is the key to achieve carbon neutrality.

The excessive release of CO2 within the cement industry drives climate change. Today’s CO2 emissions from cement plants contribute to 7% of the global CO2 emissions. Implementing new processes like Oxyfuel and Carbon2Chem® in your plant can take you a huge step further to achieve carbon neutrality in the long run.

Carbon2Chem® – A cross‐industry approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The objective of the Carbon2Chem® project is to convert steel mill gases into base chemicals – including the CO2 contained in them. This means that the greenhouse gas is no longer emitted into the atmosphere. And: The energy required for the conversion comes from renewable sources. The concept can be adapted for use in other CO2-intensive sectors, such as the cement industry, as well. Both technologies show the power of creating synergies between different industries and that CO2 can be isolated and reused as raw material for valuable chemicals.

Benefits of polysius® carbon neutrality

  • Save costs on CO2 emission certificates
  • Solve tomorrow’s climate problems today
  • Contribute in decreasing the global warming
  • Stay competitive today and in the future
  • Differentiate on the market offering CO2 free cement
  • Create valuable resources from CO2
  • Save our planet for future generations
  • Act as a pioneer when it comes to carbon neutrality
  • Stay accepted by the society
  • Save your operating license for future times


Working principles

Oxyfuel – capturing of CO2 with oxygen

First Generation oxyfuel process for cement industry

CO2 recycling

Use of renewable energies to go from Grey2Green

Generate valuable resources out of carbon

thyssenkrupp offers complete value chains for green hydrogen, energy storage and sustainable chemicals

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Jost Lemke
Technology Innovation Sustainability
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
Business Unit Cement Technologies

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