Developing low carbon cement and construction solutions while reducing the global carbon footprint of the traditional cement manufacturing process by more than half is what the Managing Director of Ecocem’s European business, Conor O’Riain, will be speaking about during CarbonZero Global Conference & Exhibition 2023 (October 26-27, Lyon, France). Investors in Ecocem include Saint-Gobain Group, a global leader in light sustainable construction, and Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Ecocem also counts ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, as a major shareholder in its Ecocem France subsidiary.
Conor O’Riain is the Managing Director of Ecocem’s European business. He has a background in Sales and Marketing and has held a number of senior positions in the publishing and events industries. He joined Ecocem in 2006 ignited by the passion of the Ecocem team to make a difference and the scale of the challenge facing the cement industry. His focus is on operationalising Ecocem’s Innovation and R&D capability to deliver both product and technology driven partnerships that can scale the impact and availability of Ecocem’s low carbon cement capability and radically reduce the industry’s emissions by 2030. Conor is on the Board of Board of Network Irlande (a French Irish Chamber of Commerce).
“Ecocem welcomes the opportunity to take part in this year’s CarbonZero event, to showcase and explain the benefits of our low carbon technologies which can support and accelerate decarbonisation of the cement industry and deliver 50% reduction in emissions by 2030.
The CarbonZero Global Conference is a great opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and individuals, who support the industry’s efforts to decarbonise, and build a sustainable future for all. “ commented Conor O’Riain, Managing Director of Ecocem’s European business
“Ecocem is a pioneer of high-performance cement technology that significantly reduces CO2 emissions in the cement and construction industries. Its breakthrough technology ACT, announced in November 2022, can reduce the global carbon footprint of the traditional cement manufacturing process by more than half so we are eager to learn about it at the conference.” Mariana Gheorghe, Program and Marketing Manager, Industry Link.
For more than 20 years, Ecocem has been developing, manufacturing, and supplying low carbon cement and construction solutions to markets in Europe. It operates from plants in France (2), The Netherlands and Ireland with an annual production of over 2mt of low-carbon cements.
From Le Grand Paris Express to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and the UK’s high-speed railway HS2, Ecocem has achieved a cumulative reduction to date of over 16 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. It would take over 750 million trees to capture this amount of CO2 in a year.
The company recently announced three major partnerships to advance the development of ACT. The first with Cemex to deploy and scale Ecocem’s latest low carbon cement technology, ACT, throughout Cemex’s ready-mix business in France and the second with CB Green to build new grinding capacity at its plant in Dunkirk and supply limestone, a key ingredient in ACT.
Most recently, Ecocem announced a partnership with Point P part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution France, to develop and market low-carbon solutions for binders, concretes and mortars.
An independent company with a world-class innovation centre, Ecocem technology, products, and services can help the cement industry cost-effectively decarbonise by 50 per cent by 2030 – and build a more sustainable future for all.
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