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TITAN H2CEM is included in the “Hy2Use” Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) for the hydrogen value chain

The innovative project by TITAN Group will advance green hydrogen use towards the decarbonisation of cement manufacturing 

The H2CEM project by TITAN Group regarding the production and use of green hydrogen for cement manufacturing, is included in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI “Hy2Use"). It is the only Greek project that has been approved for state aid within the IPCEI Hy2Use, following rigorous assessment by the European Commission, for activities related to research and innovation, first industrial deployment, and construction of relevant infrastructure in the hydrogen value chain.

With the goal to enhance substitution of fossil fuels with green hydrogen and other sustainably sourced fuels, H2CEM includes the production of green hydrogen through electrolysis, powered by renewable energy sources, at TITAN cement plants in Greece (Kamari in Boeotia, Drepano in Achaia and Efkarpia in Thessaloniki). Industrial deployment of green hydrogen in these plants, will lead to reducing CO2 emissions by 160,000 tons/per year (at least 8% per ton of product).

In addition, H2CEM includes the construction and operation of a pilot-scale rotary kiln, designed to run with hydrogen as main fuel for the production of cement clinker. Considering the significant technical challenges of transitioning to green hydrogen as climate-neutral fuel for the cement industry, research and development activities in H2CEM will lead to a deeper understanding of hydrogen combustion phenomena, especially in terms of designing and operating cement production facilities in the future. In this respect, H2CEM is considered a milestone project on the European cement industry roadmap towards decarbonization.

H2CEM, with a total budget of 60 million euros, is currently the only project in the second IPCEI that concerns the use of hydrogen as a climate-neutral fuel for cement production. An important aspect of the project is creating a network between research and academic entities in Greece and Europe, as well as green hydrogen technology and RES providers. The implementation of the project will also result in the creation of new, highly skilled job opportunities, in addition to dissemination to the Greek and European cement industry, social and other stakeholders.

H2CEM is part of TITAN activities to address climate change by improving the carbon footprint of cement production, contributing to the European goal for 55% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030.


About TITAN Cement Group

TITAN Cement Group is a multiregional cement and building materials producer. Business activities cover the production, transportation and distribution of cement, concrete, aggregates, fly ash, mortars and other building materials. The Group employs about 5,400 people and is present in more than 15 countries, operating cement plants in 10 of them, the USA, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Egypt, Turkey and Brazil. Throughout its history the Group has aspired to serve the needs of society, while contributing to sustainable growth with responsibility and integrity. For more information, visit the Group’s website at

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