FRANKFURT, June 2 (Reuters) - HeidelbergCement,
the world's second-largest cement maker, on Wednesday said it
plans to turn its Swedish factory in Slite into the world's
first carbon-neutral cement plant by 2030.
"We want to be the pioneer on the path to CO2 neutrality in
our industry," Chief Executive Dominik von Achten told Reuters.
Following the planned retrofit, which will cost at least 100
million euros ($122 million), the plant will be able to capture
up to 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which
corresponds to the site's total emissions.
($1 = 0.8187 euros)
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz
Editing by Riham Alkousaa)