Cemex Innovates to Cut Carbon Emissions in Cement Production

In an ambitious move toward sustainability, Cemex reveals a groundbreaking approach to slash CO2 emissions in its global cement operations.

Cemex Innovates to Cut Carbon Emissions in Cement Production

Cemex has introduced a novel method designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions from cement production, as announced by their Research and Development Center in Switzerland. Fernando González Olivieri, the CEO of Cemex, emphasized the company's dedication to advancing their decarbonization roadmap in both cement and concrete production. The innovation, known as clinker micronization, aims to lessen the clinker factor per ton of cement, thus lowering its carbon footprint while maintaining the necessary specific strength according to global cement standards.

This process presents an innovative alternative to traditional grinding, enhancing efficiency and considerably improving the final product's strength. At the start of 2024, Cemex issued sustainability-focused financial instruments to support this initiative. The clinker micronization could potentially halve the clinker content in products, significantly contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Concrete made with micronized clinker from Cemex requires less cement to achieve desired strength levels, further diminishing CO2 emissions.

Cemex's commitment to achieving their ambitious decarbonization goals by 2030 and aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050 is underscored through this project. It forms a part of the "Future in Action" program, focusing on sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management.

For more detailed information, read the full article on Inmobiliare's website: Cemex Develops an Approach to Reduce Carbon Emissions.