Roadmap to a net-zero carbon cement sector: Strategies, innovations and policy imperatives

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Barbhuiya, S., Das, B. B. and Adak, D. 2024. Roadmap to a net-zero carbon cement sector: Strategies, innovations and policy imperatives. Journal of Environmental Management. 359 (Art. 121052). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.121052
AuthorsBarbhuiya, S., Das, B. B. and Adak, D.
Abstract

The cement industry plays a significant role in global carbon emissions, underscoring the urgent need for measures to transition it toward a net-zero carbon footprint. This paper presents a detailed plan to this end, examining the current state of the cement sector, its carbon output, and the imperative for emission reduction. It delves into various low-CO2 technologies and emerging innovations such as alkali-activated cements, calcium looping, electrification, and bio-inspired materials. Economic and policy factors, including cost assessments and governmental regulations, are considered alongside challenges and potential solutions. Concluding with future prospects, the paper offers recommendations for policymakers, industry players, and researchers, highlighting the roadmap's critical role in achieving a carbon-neutral cement sector.

KeywordsNet-zero carbon; Cement industry; Low-CO2 technologies; Climate change; Sustainability
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Journal citation359 (Art. 121052)
ISSN0301-4797
Year2024
PublisherElsevier
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