Concrete is one of the most important substances on earth. After water, it is the most consumed product on earth. Yet it’s key ingredient – cement – is extremely polluting. It is responsible for over 90 per cent of the carbon footprint of concrete. Overall, every tonne of cement manufactured emits almost one tonne of CO2.
Ecocem is a pioneer of high-performance cement technology for the deep and rapid decarbonisation of the cement and concrete industries. This technology has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of the cement industry by as much as 70%
The world needs cement. From housing, sanitation, and places of education and health to roads, flood defences and sustainable energy sources, cement is the glue that holds it all together.
Chisom Ekomaru, Sustainability Manager at Ecocem, reflects on the company’s recent Sustainability Report.
Ecocem has partnered with Heathrow to trial the applicability of novel lower carbon concretes at the airport, aiming to reduce embodied carbon compared to conventional mixes.
POINT.P, part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution France, and Ecocem, Europe’s leading independent provider of low carbon cement technologies have reinforced their long history of commercial collaboration with this partnership announcement to develop and market low-carbon solutions for binders, concretes and mortars.
Guest blog penned by Justin Wilkes, Executive Director at ECOS, on busting the myth on decarbonising cement.