The road to carbon neutrality in cement

CarbonZero: Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials Global Conference and Exhibition, has added Jean Yves Bonnaire, MD of Carib Sand & Stone Ltd, to its line-up of speakers.
CarbonZero: Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials Global Conference and Exhibition, has added Jean Yves Bonnaire, MD of Carib Sand & Stone Ltd, to its line-up of speakers.

Achieving carbon neutrality within the cement-based manufacturing industries by 2050 relies on several strategies. Among these strategies, clinker substitution has proven to be among the most basic, efficient and cost-effective ones.

Two years after introduction of EN 197-5 low-carbon cement standards, the path towards performance-based standards for blended cement in the EU space is clearly set. As the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) is also currently developing similar standards, it is useful to have a 360° view of all possible hindrances slowing down the evolution of these standards.

CarbonZero: Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials Global Conference and Exhibition, renowned for its commitment to fostering innovation and change, has therefore added Jean Yves Bonnaire, MD of Carib Sand & Stone Ltd, an independent quarry operator located on the southwest coast of Dominica.to its already impressive roster of brilliant international speakers.

The esteemed individual is set to bring a wealth of expertise and insights to the upcoming event, further enhancing the conference’s reputation as a premier platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the ways to speed-up the process of achieving carbon neutrality.

“The world of cement making is getting closer to a true revolution with tremendous development work on performance-based standards currently done in both European and North American environments. This paradigm shift is needed to achieve the ambitious decarbonation goals set by the industry for 2050,” says Bonnaire.

Beatrice Ene, MD Industry Link, says: “We have been congratulated as being the most innovative and smart conference of this type in the world. So, it is a legacy that we must keep up to. CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition has consistently attracted international professionals, experts and visionaries from around the world to engage in meaningful discussions, interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jean-Yves Bonnaire to our lineup of distinguished speakers. His expertise aligns perfectly with the objectives of our event, and we are confident that the attendees will benefit immensely from his knowledge and insights.”

CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition continues to make a stand for the transition to NetZero as an innovative and unique concept. The event brings together C+ executives and decision makers from cement manufacturing companies, environmental specialists, equipment and technology producers as well as Innovation, Research and Development, Academia, Authorities and Think tanks to give a 360-degree approach to what it means to transition to NetZero.

The two-day event will showcase the benefits of using alternative fuels for the cement and construction industry and advocate for implementing a circular and sustainable model by using alternative raw materials (fly ash, pozzolana, GGBS, silica fume, sludge, rice husk, construction recycled material) that can add to or replace clinker in cement production. It will focus on the circular use of resources, demonstrating the best and the most cost-effective solutions to help shape the industry for the future.

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