Interview Helmut Leibinger

Dr. Helmut Leibinger, Rohrdorfer Zement

The first carbon capture plant in a German cement plant is in operation, in the Bavarian town of Rohrdorf near Rosenheim. Using the captured CO2, a product for the chemical industry is created, namely formic acid. With the pilot plant, the operator wants to open up a way to use CO2 as a valuable material, for example for the food industry. As if that were not enough, Rohrdorfer Zement plans to reach climate-neutrality sometime between 2035 and 2040. This also depends on framework conditions over which the company itself has little influence, for example the construction of CO2 pipelines. In its roadmap, Rohrdorfer Zement focuses on the avoidance of CO2, while the remainder is to be captured and disposed of or reused.

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