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Industrial Waste Used for Low Carbon Cement Production

By substituting a percentage of cement ingredients with industry waste products, Dalmia saves natural resources and helps to reduce the environmental impacts of its industrial processes. Their blended cements include industrial waste products such as fly ash from coal-based thermal power plants and waste from the steel industry. These additives lead to reductions in limestone mining, and improvements in energy efficiency with reduced CO2 emissions from the actual manufacture of their cement. The company continues to innovate, driving up the percentage of waste products incorporated in their cements, helping to reduce more of their greenhouse gas emissions.

Why you should care

This solution addresses the resource efficiency challenge in the energy-intensive cement manufacturing industry. The challenges of natural resource depletion and climate change are pressing. This solution shows that it is possible to reduce material and carbon footprints by substituting new materials with  suitable waste materials from other industries, without affecting product quality.

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