Saint-Gobain and Ecocem: a partnership for a new low-carbon cement technology

Benoît Bazin, CEO of Saint-Gobain and Donal O’Riain CEO of Ecocem

By the editor, October 10, 2022.

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Saint-Gobain and Ecocem, an Irish company specializing in low-carbon cement, have just announced a major partnership aimed at accelerating the marketing of products with a low carbon footprint.

Designed to reduce the CO2 content of cement, mortar and concrete, these products will help accelerate the construction industry’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Benoit Bazin, Chief Executive Officer of the Saint-Gobain Group, comments on this partnership: “ Saint-Gobain develops innovative materials and solutions that contribute to the sector’s transition to a low-carbon economy. This pioneering spirit is also reflected in our openness dynamic. For many years, we have been building fruitful and innovative collaborations that enrich our low-carbon offers. This partnership with Ecocem is part of this story and is perfectly in line with our objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. “. Donal O’Riain, Chairman and CEO and founder of Ecocem, explains: ” The potential is there today to significantly reduce emissions from the cement sector by 2030 and to align ourselves with the objectives set by the Paris Agreement. The new generation of large-scale applicable low-carbon cement technologies created by Ecocem helps to realize this potential. This close partnership with Saint-Gobain makes it possible to put our technologies into practice and deploy them, which will help show the world how it is possible to decarbonize the cement, concrete and mortar sectors. “. Ambitious cooperation in Research and Development between Ecocem and Chryso (Saint-Gobain Group), specialized in construction chemicals, will accelerate the development of high-performance admixtures that will enable the development of low-carbon cements. This partnership will also cover Saint-Gobain’s Weber mortar activity in Western Europe as well as Point.P’s concrete distribution and manufacturing activities in France.

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