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Cemex and Ecocem launch partnership to develop low-carbon construction products

by Liam Turner
A Cemex concrete mixer

Building materials supplier Cemex France has teamed up with Dublin-based Ecocem, a supplier of reduced-carbon cement, to conduct research into construction products with a low carbon footprint.

Starting in June, the partnership will launch trials of reduced-carbon products at 10 of Cemex’s French readymix plants.

The aim is to be able to offer low-carbon mixes throughout France and potentially the wider region as part of a portfolio of initiatives in the sector.

Cemex, one of the world’s largest producers of traditional cement products, says it wants to get below 430kg of CO2 per tonne of cementitious product by 2030 (a 47% reduction) and lower the carbon content of its concrete mixes by 35%.

‘Huge potential’

Cemex France president Michel Andre said: “We know that, if we are to achieve our global ambition of operating as a net-zero business by 2050, we must prioritise exploring innovation and new technologies with like-minded companies who share our dedication to leading the industry’s transition to a lower carbon and circular economy.

“The validation of our global goal through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for alignment under their 1.5ºC scenario, the most ambitious pathway defined for the industry, further underlines our commitment to more sustainable operations, products, and solutions.”

Donal O’Riain, founder and managing director of Ecocem, said: “Cemex has been a key partner for Ecocem since the inception of our business in France.

“Combining our strengths has huge potential to make considerable progress in supplying lower-carbon cementitious material for use in lower-carbon concrete.

“We are firmly committed to this partnership starting in France – it is only through working together we will make the progress needed to achieve decarbonisation targets.”

Image: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock

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