Option 1 - BASF Schwarzheide GmbH Plant  

BASFImage source: https://www.basf.com/global/en/media/news-releases/2022/06/p-22-249.html

BASF has successfully started operating its protoype metal refinery for battery recycling in Scharzheide, Germany.

The plant represents a further milestone in building Europe’s first co-located centre of battery material production and battery recycling in Schwarzheide. Join us as we explore the biggest battery recycling material production site in Europe, and the biggest battery recycling production in the world.

  • Efficient metal recovery best practice
  • Optimization of innovative battery recycling technology
  • Optimal recovery of valuable metals- lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper
  • Scaling up technology
  • Accelerating the transition to circular electromobility in Europe

Core themes of the tour:

  • Battery Materials & Recycling
  • Photovoltage
  •  NAS Battery

BASF have successfully launched a prototype metal refinery dedicated to battery recycling in Schwarzheide, Germany. This plant marks a significant milestone in the creation of Europe’s first integrated centre for battery material production and recycling.

Join us for an exclusive tour of Europe’s largest battery recycling material production site and the world’s most extensive battery recycling facility.

Tour Highlights:

  • Innovation in Battery Recycling: Discover cutting-edge technologies optimizing battery recycling processes.
  • Efficient Metal Recovery: Learn about the recovery of valuable metals such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and copper.
  • Technology Scaling: Explore the advancements in scaling up recycling technologies.
  • Circular Electromobility: Understanding the impact on a transition to a circular economy in electromobility.

Core Themes of the Tour:

  • Battery Materials & Recycling: Dive deep into the processes and technologies involved in battery material production and recycling.
  • Photovoltage: Gain insights into the role of photovoltage.
  • NAS Battery: Explore the potential of NAS batteries in energy storage and sustainability.


1:00pm – Leave Berlin – Travel to BASF Schwarzheide GmbH Plant

2:00pm – Welcome Reception

2:30pm – Presentation – Dr. Robert Preusche, Head of Renewable Energy,  in BASF’s presentation room.

3:00pm – 1 Hour Site Tour – Led by Dr Robert Preusche, Head of Renewable Energy Transformation and Dr. Daniel Bohme, Visitor Management Consultant.

4:00pm – Networking Break – Hosted in BASF’s Kulrurhaus. (Drinks and light refreshments provided)

4.30pm – Return to Berlin

Option 2- CEMEX Roadmap & CO2 Avoidance Tech Tour at CEMEX Rüdersdorf Plant

Waste Heat Recovery web bannerImage Source: https://www.cemex.co.uk/-/cemex-further-progresses-carbon-neutral-plans-for-r%C3%BCdersdorf-plant-with-waste-heat-recovery-project

“At the Rüdersdorf cement plant, we are introducing breakthrough decarbonisation technologies that will bring the world closer to climate neutrality.” Fernando A. González, CEO, CEMEX

CEMEX entered it’s partnership with the Carbon Neutral Alliance back in 2022 with it’s aim to use innovative technologies  to transform CEMEX’s Rüdersdorf plant into the first carbon-neutral cement facility by 2030.

By 2030, CEMEX intends to reduce emissions at its European sites by 55%, in line with the European Union’s new strategy to reduce CO2 emissions. CEMEX has also announced its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in concrete by 2050.

Take a tour of the plant to explore how CEMEX:

  • Implemented and manage a waste heat recovery project and the outcomes since the project launched in 2022
    Employs renewable energy generation
    Produce sustainable aviation fuel onsite


12:30pm – Leave The Palace Hotel – Travel to CEMEX Rüdersdorf Plant
1:30pm – Arrive at Rüdersdorf Plant – Refreshments, Networking and Restroom Break
1:50pm – Discussion with CEMEX Team

  • Cemex road map, how is this being brought to life?
  • Review of the alternative materials, how they are being sources? What is the shift from using coal? What other fuels are in consideration?
  • Exploration of avoidance technologies that are being evaluated.
  • How is CEMEX collaborating with suppliers to decarbonising scope 1/3 emissions?

Followed by Q&A.

2:3opm – Plant Tour

  • Circular blending bed
  • Raw materials Storage
  • Vertical roller mill
  • Pre-heater tower with view of quarry and village
  • Kiln
  • Control Station
  • Ball Mill

4:30pm – Return to The Palace Hotel
5:30pm – Welcome Drinks for all attendees of Decarb Connect Europe 2024 at The Palace Hotel