ACT is a next generation low carbon cement technology which can deliver a globally scalable 70% reduction in the cement industry’s carbon footprint early as 2035 with no significant increase in production costs, reduced energy and water use, and minimal change to manufacturing processes.
The European Cement industry now has a scalable low carbon cement technology that can accelerate cost-effective decarbonization within the decade.
ACT uses raw materials already approved by the cement and concrete standards, with specific chemical additions for rheology and activation, and designed for concrete with a low ratio of water to cement. Learn more about how this innovative technology works in our FAQs.
The cement industry needs to take urgent action now if we are to decarbonise by 50% by 2030. Energy use is responsible for a third of emissions from the cement production process and real progress has been made reducing these emissions by using alternative fuel sources, enhancing kiln efficiency and electrification.
Ecocem’s ACT, low carbon cement technology, can rapidly and cost effectively reduce the carbon footprint of traditional cements. That’s equivalent to 1.6 billion tonnes of CO2 or 4% of global emissions by early as 2035. This can be achieved with no significant increase in production costs, no changes to the production process, and no impact on product quality.
ACT delivers cost effective low carbon cement at a scale never before achieved. As well as being produced using less energy and water, it reduces noxious air polluting gases.
We have recently unveiled ACT, a breakthrough technology which combines a range of technical innovations with the use of widely available low-carbon materials to decarbonize the production of cement by as much as 70%. ACT also reduces the water consumption of cement production by up to 50% while enhancing the strength and durability of the concrete it is used to manufacture. See more here on our recent ACT partnerships.