Vattenfall and Cemvision Collaborate on Near-Zero Emission Cement Development

and have joined forces to develop a groundbreaking near-zero emission cement, marking a significant milestone in the quest for sustainable construction materials.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) between the two companies outlines their commitment to producing cement with a potential 95% reduction in dioxide emissions compared to traditional cement.

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The innovative cement, developed by Cemvision, is derived from recycled residual materials sourced from industries like mining and steel manufacturing. Cemvision's kilns are powered by fossil-free energy, ensuring a dramatic decrease in carbon footprint.

This process stands in stark contrast to conventional cement production, which heavily relies on virgin limestone and fossil fuels, resulting in substantial CO2 emissions.

“We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Vattenfall and to welcome them to our growing customer base. Near-zero emission cement is the most efficient way to achieve significant benefits without increasing the overall cost of a construction project. It does not have to be difficult to change, but it is important to start in time and help accelerating the transition,” says Oscar Hållén, CEO of Cemvision.

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The new cement opens up a myriad of possibilities, including its use in wind power turbine foundations, power distribution, and prefabricated concrete elements. Vattenfall and its subcontractors are poised to become key customers for this innovative product, further driving its adoption and impact.

“Vattenfall is very positive about participating in the development of a market for near-zero emission cement by creating demand as a customer. The global impact of cement production makes it necessary to find a way forward with as emissions as possible, the climate and the future of construction demand it. This is an innovative solution with great potential,” says Annika Ramsköld, Head of Sustainability at Vattenfall.

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As a member and founder of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), Vattenfall has committed to ensuring that at least 10% of its cement or concrete purchases will be as close to zero emissions as possible by 2030. The FMC aims to take climate action by creating a market for emerging technologies crucial to achieving near-zero emissions by 2050.

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