Cement is the world’s leading construction material and produces the highest concentration of CO2 product emissions of major commodities, accounting for roughly eight percent of global emissions. Up to 70 percent of CO2 emissions from cement come from the chemical process of calcining calcium carbonate, and these emissions cannot be reduced without carbon capture.

Carbon capture and storage is poised to play a major role in the cement industry’s energy transition process. According to the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), 36 percent of cement emissions reductions need to be completed using carbon capture. By accelerating these technologies, the GCCA hopes to achieve its climate commitment to drive down the CO2 footprint of cement manufacturing operations and products and deliver carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.

Contact us to learn more about how CGC’s carbon capture and storage technologies are uniquely positioned to help the cement industry meet its emissions reductions goals.

Map of cement plants in the US
map of cement and coal beds

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