ZECO2 Plant


Reduction of energy consumption in the production of cement, including up to 30% reductions in CO2 emissions.

Solution idea

The project works to reduce the cement industry’s CO2 emissions and high energy consumption. Through intelligent use of renewable energy sources, the burning of clinker without a CO2 footprint is carried out. At the same time, fly ash is replaced with slate to achieve a lower energy consumption while maintaining the strength of the cement.

Therefore, the innovation project will create new forms of alternative energy production for burning clinker. Supply of slate instead of fly ash – a component that the industry is experiencing a shortage of as a result of fewer coal-fired power plants.

Project deliverables

WP1: Project controlling

WP2: Data Colllection

WP3: Plant design

WP4: Use of 100% renewable energy

WP5: Feasabillity study

Problem owners

Problem solvers

This project is financed by Energy Cluster Denmark’s Clean Tech Innovation (CTI) support programme. It offers three years of support to allow small- and medium-sized businesses to collaboratively develop innovative electronic products focused on energy optimisation. The CTI project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project timeline

PHASE 1: Conceptualisation
PHASE 2: Development and testing
PHASE 3: Demonstration and validation
PHASE 4: Commercialisation

Financed by


Start: February 2020
End: July 2021
Grant: DKK 2.275.000

Contact person

Peter Munch Kofoed

Peter Munch Kofoed
Project Manager
Tlf: +45 3153 2597