Innovandi GCCRN Projects

Under the Innovandi GCCRN, academic and industrial partners collaborate together on Core and Partner projects – pre-competitive research which aligns with the levers in the GCCA 2050 Net Zero Roadmap.

This includes areas such as clinker production, cement and binders, recycling/recarbonation, CCUS, durability and admixture.

This library lists all the Core and Partner projects currently underway, as well as their scientific contributors and where the research has been mentioned in scientific publications. This list is current as of 1 April 2024.

Portland cement (PC) technology relies on the composition of raw materials and fuels used during the clinker production process in high-temperature kilns. 

Continuous innovations have already been delivered, such as greater kiln and energy efficiencies, and many compelling projects are in progress. However, with our commitment to deliver net zero, the focus is now on breakthrough technologies such as kiln electrification and AI. 

21 Core and Partner Projects →

19 Scientific Contributors →

40 Article References →

To mitigate CO2 emissions in clinker manufacturing, it is becoming increasingly evident that, in addition to conventional means, breakthrough technologies will need to be implemented in the next decades.

16 Core and Partner Project →

16 Scientific Contributors →

28 Article References →

CO2 emissions can be decreased by recycling cementitious materials or by capturing CO2 in carbonated concrete, which is also known as a natural process. 

7 Core and Partner Project →

9 Scientific Contributors →

7 Article References →

CCUS describes processes that capture CO2 emissions from industrial sources, and either reuses them in other industrial activity or stores them for centuries or millennia. 

11 Core and Partner Project →

10 Scientific Contributors →

3 Article References →

Society expects the built environment – buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure, to be resilient and safe. There is also an expectation of resilience in the face of disasters, whether natural disasters or other events, and for buildings, bridges, and infrastructure to last a long time. One also has to ensure that new chemistries and binders can also meet those requirements. 

12 Core and Partner Project →

9 Scientific Contributors →

10 Article References →

Admixture plays an important role in decarbonisation in using new constituents by adjusting different parameters such as the reactivity, rheology, and water demand. 

4 Core and Partner Project →

4 Scientific Contributors →

4 Article References →