Germany/UAE: Holcim has claimed two sustainability awards at the COP28 climate conference for its work on the Carbon2Business carbon capture project at its Lägerdorf cement plant in Germany. Holcim won a COP28 Presidency’s Energy Transition Changemaker award for the and the Outstanding Project award for Germany at the COP28 Mission Innovation Net-Zero Industries Awards. The COP28 Presidency Energy Transition Changemaker initiative fosters deployment of scalable innovations to accelerate decarbonisation. Holcim was among 39 winners across four different industries. Meanwhile, the Mission Innovation Net-Zero Industries Awards are the first global competition in recognition of projects that have revolutionised industries, disrupted the status quo and set new benchmarks for decarbonisation in energy intensive sectors.
Holcim’s chief sustainability officer Nollaig Forrest said “It’s great to close COP28 with two awards for our Carbon2business project in Lägerdorf. This is just one of our six carbon capture, storage and utilisation projects in Europe enabling us to produce at least 8Mt/yr of fully net zero cement by 2030.” Forrest added “These awards recognise companies for their collaboration and innovation, and at COP28 Holcim continued to create momentum with our partners across the building value chain to accelerate decarbonisation.”