Decarbonization Avenue : Decarbonizing cement industry


Challenge in changing the production process

The specific formula used for cement, and the fact that it's remained unchanged for so long, makes the industry an unusually challenging one when it comes to climate action. The process works and the end product is highly effective. These make it quite difficult to change the process through which cement and concrete are produced, placed during the construction process, maintained, repaired and disposed of or recycled. Any changes could have a ripple effect on a wide enough scale requiring many other actors in the industry to make changes in their systems.

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