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This company is pioneering zero-emission cement with waste and renewables

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CemVision redefines cement production with a revolutionary process that emits no carbon dioxide and embraces circularity. Instead of using virgin limestone and fossil fuels, the company recycles by-products from mining and steel, requiring less energy and generating no waste.

The need for zero-emission cement

CemVision redefines cement production with a revolutionary process that emits no carbon dioxide and embraces circularity. Instead of using virgin limestone and fossil fuels, the company recycles by-products from mining and steel, requiring less energy and generating no waste.

Conventional cement manufacturing emits up to 8% of global CO2, due to limestone heating and its inherent carbon content. CemVision breaks this cycle by replacing both steps with zero-emission alternatives. Their "drop-in" product seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructure, enabling rapid adoption.

CemVision leverages the mining and steel industries' waste, giving it a second life while reducing their environmental footprint. This symbiotic relationship promotes resource efficiency and closes the loop on material life cycles.

Scaling up the future

While CemVision's current demo plant has a limited capacity, the potential for scalability is vast. Global cement production demands innovative solutions, and initiatives like the World Economic Forum's First Movers Coalition pave the way for clean technologies like CemVision's to disrupt the industry and lead the way to a low-carbon future.

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