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TFI Network+ Webinar catch up: Realistic Approaches to Reducing CO2 Emissions in Cement and Concrete

The ‘Blue skies, green future’ webinar series, hosted by Transforming Foundation Industries Network+, presents ideas and innovation to spark discussion on the topic of transformation and sustainability within the foundation industries.

Webinars will take place each month and with novel ideas and concepts presented by a world-leading researcher in the field. During the session, speakers will discuss a technology which if implemented could transform the foundation industries. The goal is to encourage the audience to consider ways in which their own industry can utilise and embed innovation.

This session was a presentation from Professor Karen Scrivener on realistic approaches to reducing CO2 emissions from cement and concrete.

Cement and concrete production accounts for some 7-8% of annual CO2 emissions worldwide. This can be attributed solely to the incredibly large volumes produced as concrete has an intrinsic carbon footprint which is lower than almost all alternative materials. Nevertheless there is still considerable scope for reduction, which is critical if we are to achieve carbon neutrality by mid century. Here, Professor Karen Scrivener looks at practical solutions. There is no magic bullet and targets will only be met by a combination of measures.

Speaker profile
Karen Louise Scrivener is a material chemist known for her pioneering works in cementitious materials. She is the head of Laboratory of Construction Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. and had served as the Editor-in Chief of the Cement and Concrete Research journal for 15 years.

Published: November 25th, 2021
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