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.
Both human life on earth and economic growth depend on it. But to build a sustainable future, we need to face up to the problem of cement clinker. Made by heating limestone and clays together in a kiln, clinker has traditionally been cement’s major ingredient and the source of its CO2 emissions. For every tonne of cement clinker produced, almost a tonne of CO2 is also emitted. This isn’t sustainable.
Ecocem is on a mission to tackle this by bringing low carbon cements to the world. Our twenty-year commitment to research and development has already delivered innovative, low carbon cements for major infrastructure projects, including Le Grand, Paris, the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, and also the UK’s high-speed railway HS2. We have already avoided 15m tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere – equivalent to taking nearly 3.3m cars off the road for a year. To date our products have been limited by availability of suitable raw materials and by our production capability.
But our latest technology is different. We have a solution. It can scale. And it’s proven
Thanks to a step-change innovation at Ecocem, low clinker cement technology, and the deep and rapid decarbonisation of the global cement industry, is now a possibility. This is an incredible time to be part of this adventure.
Ecocem’s ACT technology
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.
To deliver this level of reduction in this timescale, partnership is the only future we all have. Everyone wins when the cement industry and policymakers work together to support the scaling and development of a new generation of low-carbon cements. Together, we have the opportunity to move rapidly to a 50% reduction of global CO2 emissions as early as 2030.