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Climate Change

Low carbon cements and concretes

Carbon emissions will be reduced by accelerating the use of the lower carbon concretes available now and the research and development into clinker content, alternative binders and cement formulations to increase the range of lower carbon concretes available.

Published: 2022

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UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero

The UK concrete and cement industry has developed a roadmap to beyond net zero by 2050 – removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.

Published: 2020

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UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero – A Summary

Summary version of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero.

Published: 2020

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Decarbonising UK Concrete and Cement: Accelerating the net zero journey

Delivering net zero will require bold leadership from governments and industry around the world. Following the UN COP26 Summit there is an excellent opportunity for UK Government to put in place new domestic measures to support energy intensive manufacturing industries, which can help to accelerate decarbonisation and create UK net zero jobs.

Published: 2021

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Carbonation of Concrete

Carbonation occurs naturally throughout the concrete lifecycle, accelerating when it is demolished, crushed, and recycled. MPA is currently developing a government funded scientific model to calculate CO2 removals from the atmosphere due to concrete carbonation.

Published: 2022

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Fuel Switching - Carbon neutral and zero carbon kiln energy

Increasing the replacement of fossil fuels with carbon neutral alternatives and innovative zero carbon energy sources will be crucial for the UK concrete and cement industry’s journey to beyond net zero. 

Published: 2021

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Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)

CCUS is a critical technology for net zero UK concrete and cement. CCUS with waste biofuels can help concrete and cement go beyond net zero.

Published: 2020

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Our roadmap to beyond net zero explained

The UK concrete and cement industry has developed a roadmap to beyond net zero by 2050 - removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.

Published: 2021

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Delivering Beyond Net Zero

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to deliver net negative emissions by 2050.

Published: 2020

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