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Concrete industry says carbon capture a key to hitting emissions targets

Cassandra Garrison and Valerie Volcovici report for Reuters that carbon capture is a key for the concrete industry to hit emissions targets.

The C3 Take
  • Recently, global cement makers outlined ways in which they will reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.
  • These steps include investing in new chemistry and manufacturing methods and relying on carbon capture.
  • Concrete currently accounts for 7% of annual global emissions.
  • As we have seen with this push from global cement makers, the best way to meaningfully reduce emissions is by relying on innovation and private sector leadership.

“The plan includes finding and substituting more alternatives to clinker, a binder of cement, more use of alternative fuels, new chemistry and manufacturing processes, carbon capture and storage, increased efficiency in concrete use and pushing governments to approve new forms of concrete and buy them.”

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