European Approval for Low-CO2 Emission Cement

Ecocem's innovative low-CO2 cement, developed through its Advanced Cement Technology (ACT), has received European approval, promising to cut the cement industry's CO2 emissions by 70%.

European Approval for Low-CO2 Emission Cement
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Ecocem, a sustainable cement producer, has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining approval to introduce its new low-CO2 cement to the European market.

This development comes after two decades of dedication to producing and supplying low-carbon cement across Europe, with facilities in France, the Netherlands, and Ireland, producing over 2 million tons annually. The approval for Ecocem's Advanced Cement Technology (ACT) by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) marks a pivotal moment in the global cement industry's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. ACT technology, the result of ten years of research, significantly reduces the clinker content in cement by over 70% by replacing it with specially developed additives and cementitious materials. This reduction is crucial as clinker production, responsible for 95% of the cement industry's high CO2 emissions, contributes nearly 8% of global greenhouse gases.

Ecocem's ACT cement has now been recognized as safe and effective by EOTA, allowing its use across the EU. This endorsement is a game-changer for the cement and concrete industry, aligning with the Paris Agreement's goals and paving the way for achieving zero emissions by 2050. Donal O’Riain, Ecocem's founder and managing director, highlighted ACT as a transformative technology that offers the cement industry a real chance to halve its emissions within a decade. Ecocem anticipates serving its first European customers this year, with ACT expected to become standard in the construction and concrete sector by 2026. The company is expanding its facilities in the Netherlands and Ireland and building a new milling installation in Dunkirk, France, to accelerate ACT's delivery.

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