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Concrete Sector Carbon Neutrality Feasible, says Attached Report (Int'l)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Date: 2018-11-05
In a recent study, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have determined that changing the way cement and concrete is made, transported and used could cut sector emissions by 80 pct.

As much as 60 pct of the emissions from the cement sector come from the production of clinker, the active component of cement. This primarily uses calcium carbonate as a source of calcium for the clinker, but releases a great deal of CO2. Outside of carbon capture technology, use of new efficient kilns could mean "a 10 pct improvement in the best case scenario at the global level [of emissions]", says the report. The report notes that the concrete-cement sector accounts for approximately 8 pct of global emissions.

The report concluded that total decarbonisation to keep the concrete-cement sectors in line with a 1.5 degree C Paris climate agreement target was "technologically feasible" but would "require very large investments."

Access the Sustainanable Future for the European Cement Industry report HERE. (Source: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, New Civil Engineer, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, www.myscience.ch/research/universities/epfl

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