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Nuada announces new partnerships with cement companies

| By Scott Jenkins

Nuada Carbon Capture (Belfast, Northern Ireland;  is accelerating its efforts to decarbonize the cement industry by announcing new partnerships with four pioneering cement companies Holcim (, SCG (, Cementos Argos ( and Cementos Molins (

Carbon capture is a critical technology to help the cement industry achieve net zero by reducing unavoidable emissions from the heating of limestone during cement manufacturing. While carbon capture is expected to account for more than a third of all the emission reductions needed, in line with the Global Cement and Concrete Association’s 2050 Net Zero Concrete Roadmap, the economics remain challenging due to the high capital cost of equipment and the energy intensity of available solutions.

“Carbon capture represents the largest cost element in the CCUS value chain. Innovation in carbon capture is vital to slashing the cost of capture, enabling the ramp-up of infrastructure and ultimately improving the economics of CCS projects. Nuada redefines carbon capture by deploying a solution that addresses the cost, energy, and integrational challenges for harder-to-abate sectors like cement” said Dr Jose Casaban, co-CEO of Nuada.

These industry leaders will collaborate with Nuada to evaluate its next-generation carbon capture technology as a solution to deliver low-carbon cement. The new partnerships were facilitated through the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA; ), complementing existing collaborations with Buzzi Unicem, Cementir Holding, and Heidelberg Materials, established through its Innovandi Open Challenge program. This program brings start-ups and leading cement companies together to work on net zero initiatives.

Nuada is a pure-play carbon capture company poised to decarbonize heavy industries through its next-generation point-source capture technology. The company builds energy-efficient filtration machines that capture CO2 from industrial off-gases, empowering emitters in hard-to-abate sectors to reduce their carbon footprint with minimum impact on their bottom line.

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. 

Cementos Argos is a growing multinational company, producer, and marketer of cement, concrete, and aggregates.

Cementos Molins is a global leader in sustainable and innovative building solutions as well as carbon neutrality and circular economy promoters. 

The GCCA and its members account for 80% of global cement production capacity outside of China, as well as a growing number of Chinese manufacturers. Member companies have committed to reducing and ultimately eliminating CO2 emissions in concrete.