French cement industry forecasts 3% growth in 2018

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France: Bénédicte de Bonnechose, the president of the French cement industry union (SFIC), says that country’s cement market is expected to grow by 3% in 2018. She made the comments whilst unveiling local CO2 reduction targets by 2050, according to the Agence France Presse. The local industry recorded growth of 4% in 2017. She described 2018 as a ‘positive recovery’ with sustained growth following a good first half.

SFIC forecasts that new low-clinker cement products will enter the market by mid-2020. These products include EMC II / CM, EMC VI and LC3 types of cement. These should reduce the CO2 emissions related to current sold cement products by 35%. Other CO2 capture initiatives including Oxyfuel, Leiliac and calcium looping cleanker technologies were also mentioned.

Last modified on 21 November 2018

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