15 Feb 2022

Ground-Breaking Projects Using Solar to Decarbonise Cement

15 Feb 2022  by   
Two ground-breaking projects are aiming to decarbonise the energy-intensive cement industry.

IMDEA Energy solar tower. Image credit: Synhelion

This week saw the launch of a government, industry and academia alliance in Dubai, while in Spain a trial used solar power for cement production.

The Dubai collaboration is being led by the UK’s Heriot-Watt University and wants to bring the cement sector in the UAE to net zero emissions by 2040. If achieved, it plans to roll out its emissions-busting blueprint globally.

The research is based at the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) at Heriot-Watt’s Dubai campus and will focus on four key areas: materials and waste management; building permits and regulations; new technologies; and education.


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