Discussion on Low Carbon Cement LC3 at COP 22 in Marrakech

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Development Alternatives, in association with EPFL, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras, IIT-Bombay, TARA and CIDem has organized a Side Event on Low Carbon Cement – Supporting Sustainable Development of Emerging Economies at Marrakech on 16th November 2016. This side event is part of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 22) underway in Marrakech, Morocco.

The event aims to showcase the potential of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) in contributing towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 9, 11, 12 and additional support to 13, reducing CO2 emissions and saving natural resources, while achieving durability properties similar to that of general purpose cement. This event will discuss the finer intricacies of this cement technology and its contribution toward sustainable development of emerging economies.

A consortium of prominent research institutes and social enterprises and industries from India, Switzerland and Cuba have developed a low carbon cement, branded as LC3. This cement substitutes up to 50% of clinker from conventional cement and reduces 30% of CO2. The cement also saves natural resources by utilizing waste materials. The research is supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Source: DevAlt | Date: 13-11-2016

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