California cement industry unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2045

Its roadmap outlines three major pathways to carbon neutrality – reducing manufacturing process emissions, reducing combustion emissions through fuel switching and increasing distributed electricity generation

GE teams up with Veolia to reduce cement production emissions with recycled wind turbine blades

The partnership aims to replace raw materials, such as coal, sand and clay in US cement manufacturing facilities with ground-up turbine blades

Building cities with wood ‘could store half of European cement industry’s CO2 emissions’

If 80% of new residential buildings in Europe were made of wood, the buildings would store 55 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, according to a new report

CEMEX and Carbon Clean to develop cost-effective carbon capture tech for cement industry

The companies hope the partnership will make carbon capture technology more accessible, more affordable and more efficient on an industrial scale

Global Cement and Concrete Association targets carbon-neutral future by 2050

Member companies are developing a concrete roadmap that will set out detailed actions and milestones the industry will enact to achieve their goal

Lower carbon concrete sets a firm foundation for a greener future

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, is exploring new ways to tackle the net zero carbon challenge as part of its £600 million annual investment to upgrade power supplies and provide new network connections

Humes provides carbon-neutral cement culverts for Australian freight network

The concrete structures will save more than 7,250 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to removing about 1,350 vehicles off the road for a year

UK’s cement industry emissions down a quarter since 1998

A new report says the reduction in emissions was achieved largely due to businesses improving their energy efficiency credentials, using alternative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources

It’s concrete – cement is responsible for 8% of global emissions

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world

Cement sector ‘must double low carbon efforts’

The sector currently accounts for around 6% of global carbon dioxide emissions