We are all looking for solutions that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist in tackling climate change. One solution – presented at the COP27 – is a new cement plant in Ghana that will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20 per cent per ton cement produced.
Cement is a vital input in generating economic growth and creating the jobs needed to combat poverty. But the production of cement is also one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses.
Most of the emissions come from producing clinker, the main ingredient in cement. But with new technology developed by FLSmidth, clinker can be substituted with calcined clay.
In Ghana, Norfund and IFU have co-invested with CBI and FLSmidth to install the world’s largest calcined clay facility, reducing emissions from the cement production by up to 20 per cent.
Watch the video and learn more about how we can support development and reduce the climate footprint, simultaneously.