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Cemex/Ecocem partnership to develop low-carbon merchandise for the French market


Beginning subsequent month (June 2023), the 2 corporations will begin trials of reduced-carbon merchandise at 10 of Cemex’s French readymix vegetation. The last word intention is to have the ability to provide ‘low-carbon’ mixes all through France and into different European markets.

Ecocem makes use of floor granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) – a by-product of metal manufacturing – as a partial substitute for conventional cement.

By doing so, it reduces the necessity to burn limestone to make clinker, the essential ingredient in strange Portland cement. Conventional cement has been estimated to account for greater than 90% of concrete’s carbon footprint.

The corporate claims to have “developed and delivered 20 million tonnes of low carbon cement in a variety of codecs, stopping 16 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from ever being produced”.

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Cemex, which is without doubt one of the world’s largest producers of conventional cement merchandise, says it desires to get beneath 430kg of CO2 per tonne of cementitious product by 2030 – a discount of 47% – and scale back the carbon content material of its concrete mixes by 35%.

Michel Andre, president of Cemex France, stated: “We all know that if we’re to attain our international ambition of working as a net-zero enterprise by 2050 we should prioritise exploring innovation and new applied sciences with like-minded corporations who share our dedication to main the business’s transition to a decrease carbon and round economic system.”

Donal O’Riain, founder and managing director of Ecocem, added: “Cemex has been a key associate for Ecocem for the reason that inception of our enterprise in France. Combining our strengths has enormous potential to make appreciable progress in supplying lower-carbon cementitious materials to be used in lower-carbon concrete. We’re firmly dedicated to this partnership beginning in France. It’s only by working collectively we’ll make the progress wanted to attain decarbonisation targets.”

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