We have developed and delivered 20 million tonnes of low carbon cement in a range of formulations, preventing further release of 16 million tonnes of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. How? By using low carbon alternatives, which allow the amount of clinker – the key source of CO2 emissions in cement – to be reduced significantly. Our products emit just a fraction of CO2 per tonne, compared with traditional cement.
The biggest obstacle to the rapid decarbonisation of the cement industry has been scalability of low carbon cements. The materials used historically to produce them are relatively scarce. We have overcome this obstacle by accelerating the development of breakthrough, scalable technologies and products that can deliver a transformation in the decarbonisation of the cement industry.
Partial or full substitution of traditional cement with scalable cementitious alternatives is the most cost-efficient way of decarbonising the cement industry. It can use existing facilities and the raw materials already widely available across the industry today.
And our focus has paid off.
Our new ultra-low carbon cement has a carbon footprint of only 80kg CO2/t, the lowest carbon cement ever used in Europe within major projects, reducing the CO2 footprint of cement by over a factor of eight. Our mission now is to get these low carbon cements to scale in a way that has never been achieved. The results are convincing. And we’re excited about what we’ve developed.
We are only getting started. Learn more about the work we’re doing.