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Cemex see high cut-through for low-carbon cement

Vertua Supreme is the latest addition to Cemex’s Vertua lower-carbon cement range
Vertua Supreme is the latest addition to Cemex’s Vertua lower-carbon cement range

Over 20% of Cemex’s European cement sales now offer more than a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions

FOLLOWING increased demand for the company’s more sustainable product lines, Cemex say sales of their cement product that provides the greatest reduction in CO2 emissions have increased and now account for more than 20% of sales volumes across Europe.

Advances in product design and manufacturing technology, including the widescale use of hydrogen in the production process, have made possible this new high-performance cement, which delivers a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 55% compared with a traditional Type I OPC cement*.


Additionally, the CO2 saving achieved when using this cement means it is already compliant with Fit for 55, the EU’s target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, as well as Cemex’s corresponding regional goal for the company’s operations.

The cement in question has now been categorized as Vertua Supreme, the latest addition to Cemex’s Vertua lower-carbon cement range.

Graham Russell, commercial vice-president for Cemex Europe, commented: ‘We are seeing high cut-through for our more sustainable products across the region, with particularly increased demand for our lower-carbon cement range. We are, therefore, proud to expand this portfolio further with the introduction of Vertua Supreme, perfect for customers keen to achieve top-tier CO2 emission savings of more than 55%.

‘Our Vertua lower-carbon cements demonstrate our focus on differentiation, continuous improvement, and the quest for excellence as we strive to meet our global goal of operating as a net-zero company by 2050. The validation of this goal through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for alignment under its 1.5°C scenario, the most ambitious pathway defined for the industry, further underlines our commitment to more sustainable operations, products, and solutions.’

Cemex’s dedicated climate action strategy, Future in Action, identifies the development and introduction of innovative lower-carbon products and solutions as an integral part of their road map to carbon neutrality. The European business has already made strong progress towards the global target with a milestone 41% reduction** in CO2 emissions achieved in 2022. Cemex expect to exceed their 2030 aspiration of hitting a 55% CO2 reduction in their European operations.

*Basis of calculation: GCCA standard value for cement clinker emissions (global weighted average of direct net emissions for cement clinker) from Getting the Number Right (GNR) in 2000: 862kg CO2/tonne of cement clinker. Reference value Cement (CEM I with 95% cement clinker content): 822kg CO2/tonne of cement.

** Compared with 1990 baseline


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