Our objective is a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 2030

Cementir Group has developed a strategy for climate change focused on the following pillars:

  • Fossil fuels and clinker replacement with alternative fuels and alternative mineral additives.
  • Development of low-carbon cement (FUTURECEM TM), which allows CO2 emissions to be reduced by 30%. FUTURECEM TM is a proprietary patented technology which uses limestone and calcined clay to such an extent as to significantly reduce the amount of clinker in cement.
  • Technological innovation and development of special products that complete the existing portfolio, developing new business models with downstream integration projects or strategic partnerships and promoting innovative applications and products including ultra high performance concrete (UHPC), fiber reinforced concrete glass (GFRC), magnetic concrete and 3D printing.
  • Energy recovery. The Aalborg plant recovers excess heat from cement production to provide district heating to local citizens. The recovered thermal energy is used to heat the homes of about 36,000 families in the city of Aalborg, with a saving of CO2 emissions equal to 300 kg CO2 / t compared to the use of a coal-fired power plant. We are investing to expand the heating to 50,000 families, to cover almost half of Aalborg citizenship.
  • Investments in Sustainability and Digitization. In the 2020 - 2022 Industrial Plan, we have planned green investments of 100 million euros which will generate savings of approximately 25 million euros per year once fully operational and which include, among others:
    • construction of a 8 MW wind farm for the needs of Aalborg plant;
    • heat recovery in our Danish and Turkish plants which will reduce fossil fuel consumption by 30%;
    • expansion of district heating to 50,000 families in Aalborg;
    • increase in the use of alternative fuels from current 40% to 80% in Belgium; digitization of the manufacturing process, maintenance, inventory management and spare parts in all our main plants.

20

% Alternative fuel

Used for thermal energy production in lieu of non-renewable fossil fuels

11.8

% Alternative raw materials

Used in the mix for cement production

105,000

Tons

Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) generated by Group waste treatment facilities in 2018

White concrete building - Photo by Carl Newton
In waste we see resources: we promote a circular economy

What for others is waste for us it is renewable fuel or raw material.

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Dredger in Aalborg, Denmark
Our operations respect the environment

We adopt all the necessary measures and the most innovative technological solutions to mitigate the impact of our business on the environment.

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Aalborg plant, Denmark
We support local communities

We generate value for local communities, listening to their needs and concerns and establishing relationships based on transparency, respect and responsibility.

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We value our people

We spread a culture of merit by attracting and enhancing the best professionals and ensuring a safe and motivating work environment for people, which represent our most important asset.

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Last update: 29/01/2020 | 10:54