First low-carbon cement production unit in operation

First low-carbon cement production unit in operation
29 May 2019

The first plant producing low-carbon cement has started operation at Cuba’s Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas, according to Opciones.

The experimental unit, which is operated by the Geominera del Centro Co, is expected to produce up 7tpd of LC3. Output from the plant will be used in the production of 1m blocks per year for the province of Villa Clara and other markets where Geominera is active.

The plant is the result of a collaboration between the university’s Habitat project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (COSUDE) and the Industrias Putin de Instalaciones Automáticas para Cerámica (IPIAC).

LC3 cement has been developed by CIDEM in conjunction with the Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2009 and has been used experimentally in a wide range of construction applications.

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