The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced it is welcoming Dutch Cleantech company Aeroborn to its international community as an Associate Corporate Member.
Aeroborn specialises in developing and commercialising carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies to accelerate progress towards a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, focussing on reducing net CO2 emissions in four key sectors: construction, energy, process industry and transport.
The firm’s proprietary technology turns waste CO2 into usable products like sustainable Carbon Black. It sees particular potential for the use of CO2 as an industrial feed, which could become a major contributor to global carbon emissions reduction.
“CCUS programmes and wider adoption of alternative feeds represent two of the most significant levers available to help cement producers reduce net carbon emissions,” said Ian Riley, WCA CEO. “Aeroborn’s expertise and innovations in combining these two areas will be of particular interest to our members as we work together towards the goal of decarbonising the cement industry, so we are very pleased to welcome them to the WCA.”
“We’re delighted to be joining the World Cement Association’s international membership, as the work we are doing is part of the solution to a truly global challenge, so being able to collaborate with companies in different parts of the world is immensely important,” says Man Yong Toh, CEO at Aeroborn. “We’ve been impressed with the work already being done by the WCA to help its members tackle emissions in this hard-to-abate sector, and we look forward to being able to contribute our own insights and experiences as well.’’