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Sector Research: Reducing Emissions in the Cement Industry

We bring you some insightful new research:  Reducing Emissions in the Cement Industry by 350 PPM.  This is a 12 page report from 350 PPM research team, which looks at reducing the environmental impact of cement. 

Often overlooked when examining Green House Gas (GHG).  Cars, planes and power plants are common to think about when contemplating CO2 emissions but cement is rarely spoken of, despite producing 2.2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016.  . If we are to have any hope of meeting the temperature goals set out in the Paris Agreement, global economies need to focus on dramatically reducing emissions in the cement industry, though limited progress has been made to date”.

Topics Covered:

This in depth study covers the current state of affairs regarding Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.  The full process of cement production is gone through in detail.   The chemical process and creation of CO2 is outlined and thoroughly explained.  The report then outlines measures and steps, which can be taken to reduce the environmental impact of cement production.  There is a section dedicated to Carbon Taxing Cement.   This covers the carbon tax schemes in operation globally.  “Into the next decade and beyond rising carbon prices on emissions from cement production will be inescapable. They will put significant pressure on revenues and force companies into more sustainable practices”.  Opportunities and Competition are covered off before the Conclusion.


In conclusion the market is  “screaming out for a green ready mixed concrete that can be cured either using today’s methods or require minimal new technology spend. This would open up 75% of the market for the few companies that have so far managed to commercialize blocks and slabs”.  In short is a must read for anyone interested in the future of this industry and the potential for an environmental and sustainable way forwards for cement production.

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