Innovative Zero-Carbon Cement Plant to Revolutionize Industry

A groundbreaking fully electric cement plant, with a production capacity of 1.2 million tons, aims to achieve a 90% reduction in energy consumption and cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tons annually, setting a new standard for sustainable construction.

Innovative Zero-Carbon Cement Plant to Revolutionize Industry
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The construction sector is poised for a significant transformation with the development of a fully electric cement plant, announced on March 6, 2024. This pioneering project, with an initial production capacity of 1.2 million tons, is expected to lead to a dramatic 90% energy saving in production processes and a reduction of CO2 emissions by 1 million tons per year compared to traditional cement production methods.

Utilizing the "EMC Volcanics technique," the plant is designed to make substantial strides toward achieving sustainability goals within the construction industry. This technique offers the potential to significantly lower the carbon footprint, adhering to the commitments outlined in the concrete agreement. The application of this technology has been tested for sulfate resistance, alkali-silica reactivity, chloride penetration, etc., ensuring that the product meets the rigorous requirements of the construction sector.

To expedite the availability of this innovative product, a smaller EMC facility will be established on the HES site during the construction of the plant. This phase will require an efficient permitting process and strong collaboration with energy suppliers in the port area.

The zero-carbon cement plant is expected to be operational by Q4 2025 or Q1 2026. This initiative not only represents a leap towards a more sustainable construction sector but also demonstrates a commitment to innovative practices that can significantly impact environmental conservation efforts.


For more information, visit ORAM's Zero-Carbon Cement Plant project page.