Reducing Carbon in Concrete Through Cement

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy-efficient structures and buildings, but it can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, sustainability director for Cemex UK and chair of the UK Sustainable Concrete Forum, discussed how to change this in the latest episode of Construction Climate Talks.

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CSI Releases Low-Carbon Technology Review

A new report published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) focuses on the availability of the latest technologies and the need to increase research and development that can help the cement industry mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions. In light of the Paris Agreement’s entry into force, the CSI initiated an in-depth review of its original papers from 2009 when the sector issued the first ever low-carbon technology roadmap in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Colacem Canada’s Requested Amendment Passes

The mayors of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell have voted in favor of an official plan amendment requested by Colacem Canada, reported The Review. The company plans to build a cement plant on Highway 17 outside L’Orignal, Ontario, and needed the amendment to move forward.

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2017 Cement Directory

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