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CEMEX to participate in LEILAC 2

CEMEX participate in LEILAC 2

Company committed to research and innovation project with aim of decarbonizing cement production

CEMEX have announced their participation in the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement 2 (LEILAC 2) project, a research and innovation initiative which aims to decarbonize the cement production process.

Having actively participated in LEILAC 1, working with the project’s industrial, technology and research and development partners to develop the novel direct separation of process carbon emissions derived from the clinker/cement manufacturing process, the company is keen to continue its contributions to the project.

In LEILAC 2, CEMEX say they will pursue and contribute to the technology’s development utilizing their gasification process expertise. They will also leverage their skills in alternative fuel consumption and computational fluid dynamic simulation design.

‘Our participation in the LEILAC 2 project is another example of our continued efforts to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete products globally by 2050,’ said Davide Zampini, head of global research and development. ‘We are determined to have a significant direct involvement in research and development efforts pursuing high-impact technologies in carbon capture, use and storage.’

Last year CEMEX announced their Climate Action strategy, defining a global target of a 35% reduction of CO2 emissions per ton of cementitious products by 2030. For their operations in Europe, CEMEX also defined a 55% reduction target, in line with what the European Commission set as a new goal for all its member states. To complement this strategy with a longer-term vision, CEMEX also established an ambition to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete to all their customers globally by 2050.

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