Leaders in cement and construction decarbonisation to visit Holcim Innovation Center

International leaders from 23 countries will visit the Holcim Innovation Center in Lyon on October 27, where part of the CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition’s second edition is taking place.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / March 24, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
October will see the second edition of the CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition at the innovation centre
October will see the second edition of the CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition at the innovation centre

Building materials giant Holcim says it is pushing the boundaries of research & development to shape a smarter, greener world for all – an effort sustained by over 200 researchers working at its Innovation Center.

It adds that the CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition – Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials for cement and construction will bring together the most brilliant minds and top experts to find and outline the most effective and high-importance solutions for decarbonising the cement industry. 

By collaborating with leading academic institutions and hundreds of startups to drive innovation and build better with less, Holcim boasts 300 researchers and 300 active patent families balanced across the value chain – all forming the industry’s largest R&D organization.

Holcim experts operate in all fields of building, from advanced engineering and material science, to artificial intelligence and data mining, all the way to masonry. 

The company adds that its experts drive cutting-edge research in more than 15 areas, from CO2 reduction to ultra high strength concrete and 3D printing technologies.

Beatrice Ene, MD and head of events at event organiser Industry Link said: "We are honoured to have been invited to hold the event in Lyon and visit Holcim’s industry-leading Innovation Center. Joining efforts in a global approach towards Net Zero is our core focus and our declared mission of CarbonZero as a unique event aimed at international decision makers."

Dr. Edelio Bermejo, global head of R&D, innovation and intellectual property, Holcim: "Hosting a visit to our Innovation Center will offer key-players of the construction industry the opportunity to gain an insight into how we at Holcim are focusing on circularity and sustainability all along the value chain.

Industry Link (www.industrylink.eu) is a European company providing corporate events and services that values tradition for outstanding service and amazing experiences. The company offers state of the art, premium content for its own events and can also act as dedicated contractors for planning, executing and managing events for their clients. The team brings together passion, focus, quality, creativity and dedication for organising events. Each of their clients is a Link in a global community for professionals.

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