CCUS to promote production of low-carbon concrete, says report


As efforts increase to decarbonise industry, it’s becoming clear just which aspects necessitate further scrutiny. As the second most consumed substance on the planet, concrete contains a large percentage of cement, the production of which contributes to 7% of global man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The reason cement production contributes so heavily to harmful CO2 emissions is partially due to its energy-intensive nature, but it’s also related to the calcination process – which occurs during production – releasing gaseous CO2.

According to a report by market research and business intelligence experts IDTechEx, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) could be a viable method to allow for the production low and even negative carbon concrete.

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