Elemental analysis to reduce cement’s carbon footprint

Published 08 September 2020

Despite increasing market demand for cement in recent decades, the cement industry is required to reduce its carbon footprint. Elemental analysis can make a key contribution to this drive to lower CO2 emissions from cement plants worldwide. By Ivo Nemetz, Elementar, Germany.

The cement industry is facing the challenge of reducing its CO2

emissions despite the need for increased cement production

As the global cement industry moves forward as a 21st-century enterprise, it must carefully balance two seemingly opposing objectives. On the one hand, cement continues to represent a key building block for societal development, necessitating ever-increasing production rates. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the sector is under growing pressure to reduce its carbon footprint amid mounting fears of an imminent climate catastrophe.

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