Decarbonisation of the Cement Industry: Methods and Challenges

Rahul Jotangia, Mustafa Batikha

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The cement industry accounts for 7% of the total anthropogenic gasses released in the atmosphere. These mainly result from the calcination process in which raw materials, including limestone, are combusted at high temperatures. Considering the high dependence on cement as a construction material, measures must be put into place to decarbonise the cement industry. This paper highlights the strategies that can be implemented to decarbonise the cement industry, and the challenges facing each approach.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationHeriot-Watt University’s Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Decarbonisation
  • Cement industry
  • Novel cement
  • Recycled concrete
  • Energy efficiency
  • Carbon capture
  • Sustainability


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