Content: In May 2023, Breedon played a pivotal role in the launch of the Peak Cluster project, a world-first initiative with key partners working together to create a net zero future for the cement and lime industries in the Peak District.

The key elements of this project are:

  • Carbon emission reduction: the innovative project will remove over three million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year by 2030, a move that will reduce total emissions from the industry by 40% in the UK.
  • Carbon emissions storage: the project will see carbon dioxide emissions captured and transported from industrial plants in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire before permanently storing the carbon dioxide beneath the Eastern Irish Sea, with additional storage options including Liverpool Bay CCS, or the recently announced Morecambe Net Zero project.
  • Unprecedented collaboration for the benefit of the broader industry: in an industry first, Breedon will work closely with the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant in Cheshire and four other cement and lime plants in the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, including sites owned by Tarmac, Lhoist and Aggregate Industries.

Peak Cluster aims to cut over three million tonnes of CO2 emissions from 2030, making a key contribution to the region’s net zero ambitions and supporting the transition to carbon neutral products made by local communities.

Learn more about Peak Cluster