Holcim invests in cleantech startup neustark

  • Pioneers in CO2 mineralization for permanent carbon removal
  • Goal to remove 1 million tons of CO2 by 2030
  • Collaborating to deploy an innovative solution scaling up low-carbon and circular construction


Holcim invests in neustark, a cleantech startup that offers innovative technology to capture and mineralize CO2 within construction demolition materials, thereby removing and permanently storing CO2 from the atmosphere. The collaboration builds on Holcim’s commitment to putting clean technologies to work for a net-zero future, from carbon capture, storage and utilization to carbon dioxide removal.

Miljan Gutovic, Region Head Europe: “At Holcim, we are working to decarbonize building for a netzero future and neustark’s technology helps us reach this goal. After the successful demonstration of neustark’s solution in Switzerland, we are ready to scale up this carbon removal technology globally.”

The proprietary mineralization technology pioneered by neustark involves capturing CO2, liquifying it and then binding it within construction demolition materials during the concrete recycling process, enabling building solutions that are both circular and low-carbon. Neustark’s goal to remove 1 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2030 advances Holcim's mission to decarbonize building and drive circular construction. Holcim's investment and strategic collaboration will help neustark scale its technology globally to build a net-zero future for people and the planet.

About Holcim

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 29.2 billion in 2022. Driven by its purpose to build progress for people and the planet, its 60,000 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. The company empowers its customers across all regions to build better with less, with its broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact to ECOPlanet. With its innovative systems, from Elevate roofing to PRB’s insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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