Green Cement Technology Tracker Launched

The Global Cement and Concrete Association with Leadership Group for Industry Transition have put together a list to help track carbon capture projects throughout the cement industry.

Green Cement Technology Tracker Launched
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The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT),  launched the Green Cement Technology Tracker.

The Green Cement Technology Tracker presents users with a real-time overview of active initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in the global cement industry. The tracker covers carbon capture projects, which account for 36% of planned emissions reductions under the GCCA’s 2050 Roadmap for Net Zero Carbon Concrete. The partners plan to subsequently expand the scope of coverage to other emissions reduction technologies.

Find the tracker and download the dataset to see the collected projects.

At the time of this writing, the collection includes just under 50 projects - five of which are based in the U.S.

  • Holcim, with partners Svante Inc., LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC, TotalEnergies, located in Florence Colorado - Carbon capture and utilization and storage (CCUS)
  • CEMEX, with partners Carbon Clean, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, located in Victorville, California - Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • CEMEX, with partners Membrane Technology & Research, Inc. / Sargent & Lundi, located in Balcones, Texas - CCUS
  • Holcim, with partners Air Liquide, University of Illinois, located in Ste. Genevieve Missouri - CCS
  • HeidelbergCement, with partners Lehigh Hanson Inc., located in Mitchell, Indiana - CCS

Read about the Mitchell Cement Plant construction project.

LeadIT is an international collection of countries and companies that have committed to achieve the Paris Agreement. Launched by Sweeden and India at the September 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, it now consists of 37 members from around the world including cement/construction brands of CarbFix, HeidelbergCement, LafargeHolcim, Skanska, and others. 

GCCA CEO Thomas Guillot considers solutions like carbon capture, utilization and storage are key to achieving the net-zero mission. "Carbon capture pilots, projects and announcements are picking up pace across the world," says Guillot. "This technology works, and our next goal is to scale up, working with stakeholders such as governments and the investment community to help transform the industry worldwide.”

Read the original announcement from the GCCA.