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GCCA launches Innovandi Open Challenge 2024

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched Innovandi Open Challenge 2024. This is a pioneering international programme that brings together tech start-ups and leading manufacturers in the pursuit of net zero. Applications are being encouraged from start-ups from around the world, interested in working on the development of carbon capture use and storage, for low-carbon cement and concrete. The initiative seeks Innovative technologies, which include process integrated a...

China Cement Association and GCCA sign low-carbon future agreement

02 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The two leading representative bodies of the global cement industry have signed a milestone agreement to help accelerate decarbonisation of the sector across the world. China Cement Association (CCA), which represents more than 50 per cent of the world’s cement production and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), whose members account for 80 per cent of cement production capacity outside of China, have signed a historic partnership pledge. The pledge includes an agreement to wor...

GCCA launches Innovandi Entrepreneur Network

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched the third programme in its Innovandi brand, the Innovandi Entrepreneur Network. The network brings together start-ups that are developing technologies relevant to decarbonisation across the cement and concrete value chain and enables them to network with GCCA members. The Entrepreneur Network, launched at COP28 in Dubai, UAE, will be open to start-ups from around the world who are specialising in accelerating the decarbonisation...

GCCA releases its Cement Industry Net Zero Progress Report 2023

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) has released its Cement Industry Net Zero Progress Report 2023 providing an update on global action and progress by the GCCA and its member companies. Initiatives featured include development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), increasing use of alternative energy sources and research into new materials and technology. The new report comes two years after the launch of its Concrete Future 2050 Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete.  F...

ClimeCo leads development of low-carbon cement protocol

03 November 2023, Published under Cement News

ClimeCo, a leading global sustainability company, recently leveraged its industrial and methodology expertise to lead the development of Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) new US Low Carbon Cement Protocol. The protocol establishes a first-of-its-kind pathway to generate voluntary carbon credits from the production of novel and under-utilised alternative cementitious materials (ACMs) and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs).   Funds generated by these credits will be used to incentiv...

GCCA appoints Fernando González as new president

17 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Fernando González, CEO of CEMEX, has been elected as the new president of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), succeeding Jan Jenisch. Mr González has been the association’s vice president since 2018 and is seeking to galvanise collective efforts to cut greenhouse emissions, setting out the following priorities for industry and governments: • take decisive action to phase out fossil fuels and promote the use of alternative fuels by encouraging regulation to divert societal...

GCCA and LeadIT release Green Cement tracker

21 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have launched a new decarbonisation tracker, to help policymakers, industry experts, academics and the public monitor worldwide decarbonisation efforts in the cement industry. The Green Cement Technology Tracker was unveiled at an international inter-governmental meeting focused on clean energy, which is taking place in India.   Per Andersson, head of the Secretariat – LeadIT, sai...

Ultra High Materials shortlisted for GCCA's 2nd Innovandi Open Challenge

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ultra High Materials of Reston, VA and Washington, USA, is one of 15 start-ups, shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete for the world.  The GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to work together on innovative ways to cut emissions and accelerate progress. During the Spring, a...

GCCA shortlists 15 start-ups for Innovandi Open Challenge

03 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Fifteen start-ups have been shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete. The Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to work together on innovative ways to cut emissions and accelerate progress. Between March to May this year, a pplications were invited from start-ups interested in wo...

UN General Secretary calls for action on net zero

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has issued a call to action, alongside the CEOs of major cement and concrete manufacturers, for the industry to redouble its efforts, and to work in partnership with governments, to reach net zero. The united rallying call has been made by the CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), Thomas Guillot, together with the leaders of GCCA member companies, as they begin a major conference in Zurich.  Addressing ...