| 07/2018

Eco-blend cements for low-carbon construction

Cement production is instrumental to the government’s infrastructure expansion plans and development goals. Given its significant carbon footprint, using conventional cement in the planned infrastructure build will make the achievement of South Africa’s greenhouse gas mitigation commitments more difficult. Substituting clinker with Supplementary Cementitious Materials to create cements with lower environmental impact (eco-blends) is the simplest and most obvious option to reduce cement’s carbon footprint.