Ecocem joins new European Cleantech Scale-up Coalition

Ecocem joins new European Cleantech Scale-up Coalition
28 October 2022

Ecocem has joined seven other leading European cleantech companies on 24 October to announce the formation of a new Cleantech Scale-up Coalition to support Europe in becoming climate neutral, energy autonomous and industrially competitive.

The coalition is supported by Breakthrough Energy, founded by Bill Gates, and European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson.

“Europe is facing an energy crisis and the threat of climate change. The solution must be a clean energy transition. We need to rapidly scale up innovative technologies, and this new coalition of cleantech frontrunners will help us to get there.” said Ms Simson.
The coalition members are companies scaling and industrialising technologies whose products and services range from decarbonising industry and energy with renewable hydrogen to producing scalable low-carbon cement; from electrifying transport to recycling materials and batteries.
“Scalable, low carbon cements, which can decarbonise the European cement industry by 50 per cent by 2030, are ready to deploy today. To do so, they need to be rapidly industrialised. This coalition, which allows Ecocem to combine forces with other world-class companies, will enable our ambition by working to remove the barriers to an accelerated decarbonisation of European, and global, industry.”  Said Donal O’Riain, founder and managing director of Ecocem.

The Cleantech Scale-up Coalition’s objective is to usher in a new era of climate and industrial leadership for Europe. While Europe has developed most of the technologies it needs to get to net zero, it is still struggling to scale and industrialise them. The broad deployment of innovative clean technologies is crucial for achieving European climate, energy, and competitiveness goals and increase the region’s ability to be resilient to future shocks.

“Scaling and deploying clean technologies will get Europe not just climate neutrality, but also energy autonomy and industrial leadership. This new Coalition will carry the voice of the next generation of industry.” said Jules Besnainou, executive director of Cleantech for Europe.

Founding members of the coalition are: H2 Green Steel (near zero-carbon steelmaking), Sunfire (renewable hydrogen), Volta Trucks (full-electric trucks), Plastic Energy (chemical recycling), Enapter (renewable hydrogen), Ecocem (scalable low-clinker cement), Electrochaea (renewable power-to-gas), Hydrovolt (battery recycling). The work of the coalition will be facilitated by Cleantech for Europe, an initiative bridging the gap between cleantech and policy leaders.

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