Our Group strategy for climate change is focused on reducing CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 30% by 2030. To achieve this goal, a fundamental role will be played by technological solutions and low carbon products.

Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. At Cementir we are committed to achieving the objectives we have set ourselves through the study of alternative technological solutions for CO2 reduction and low carbon products, as well as the growing involvement and participation of multiple players in the sector such as research institutes, institutions and others player.

Our key innovations

Low-carbon cement technology



Launched in Denmark in January 2021 and then marketed also in France and Benelux area since 2022

Innovative limestone and calcined clay technology which allows high clinker replacement in cement.

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Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC)

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Aalborg Extreme Light 120 in the market since October 2018

Ready-to-use, self-compacting RMC products for very high aesthetical, mechanical and durability performance - wet-cast casting method - semi - structural or structural

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Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)

aalborg excel


Product in the pipeline: in the market since December 2019

Ready-to use, high performance mortar products for very high aesthetical - primary focus is surface detail and finishing - wet-cast casting or sprayed method - semi-structural

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Aalborg Explore: 3D Concrete printing

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Product under development

Ready-to-use, high performance RMC mortar products for 3D printing technology - primary focus is buildability and surface finishing - structural, semi-structural and non-structural

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FUTURECEM® - Low carbon cement

The history of FUTURECEM® begins almost 20 years ago, when researchers from the Research and Quality Center of the Cementir Group discovered the synergy between some types of calcined clay and limestone which allowed to replace clinker with a reduction in CO2 emissions ensuring the same performance.

Thus the technology was born as the result of extensive research covering the entire value chain.

A milestone in the development of FUTURECEM® was the Danish project Green Concrete II, focused on the green transformation of cement and concrete production, which ended in 2019. 
FUTURECEM® is recognized as a cutting-edge solution for clinker reduction as described in the roadmap for a "Low-carbon transition in the cement industry" of the International Energy Agency (2018), and in the Cembureau document "Cementing the European Green Deal" (2020).

This technology has also been recognized into the European standard EN 197-5 for the production of II / CM cements with replacement of clinker up to 50%.

Marketing began this year, in January 2021, in Denmark, positioning the Cementir Group as a pioneer in industrial production.

FUTURECEM® is the heart of the innovation process of the Cementir Group: our ambition is to include product innovation in our offer of solutions that allow to achieve the challenging objectives towards greater sustainability not only for the Cementir Group, but also to its customers.

By 2030, estimated sales of cements with FUTURECEM® will reach approximately 51% of total volumes sold in Europe and 60% of grey cement volumes.

FUTURECEM® also allows the production of Ultra High Performance Concrete.

FUTURECEM®: the new frontier of sustainability

The new low-carbon cement sold from 2021 in Denmark and by 2030 throughout Europe.

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New technologies: Carbon Capture

We are engaged in research on the potential of new technologies such as carbon capture, usage and storage in reducing CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels.


CORT Project

The aim of the project is investigating various advanced amine solvents for carbon capture and new heat integration methods (heat pumps). Specifically, the aim is to find the best suited solvents for different carbon capture cases.

A test unit from the Danish Technical University (DTU) was established at the Aalborg Portland plant in October 2022 and will continue operations for at least 7 months.

For additional information, please see Carbon capture Open tests and Review of Technologies (CORT) - Center for Energy Resources Engineering (dtu.dk).

Total budget Start and end date Partners
Total funds for the project are € 2.6 million out of which € 150,000 is funded by Cementir. From 01-08-2022 to 31-07-2025. Aalborg Portland, Pentair, Danish Technical University, Chemistry, Ørsted, Aalborg University, FORCE.


ConsensusCUS Project

The purpose of the project is to show how net-zero-carbon industry can be achieved by:

  • Demonstrating the techno-economic viability of green electricity-based, energy-efficient CCU innovations in an industrially relevant environment
  • Investigating how CO2 networks in North Europe can cost-efficiently take the captured CO2 to end users, or permanent and/or intermediate storage.

The project is demonstrating the concept of electrified CCUS by constructing and operating a demonstration unit at Aalborg Portland, Greecian Magnesite magnesia plant and Petrom oil refinery. The test unit will operate at Aalborg Portland from November 2023 to February 2024.

Public deliverables of the ConsenCUS project area available at the link https://consencus.eu/results/.

Total budget Start and end date Partners
Total funds for the project are € 13 million out of which € 240,000 funded by Cementir. From 01-04-2020 to 31-05-2025. 19 partners from 7 countries. From Denmark: Aalborg Portland, DTU, GEUS and Dansk Gasteknisk Center.


GreenCEM Project

The core objective was to identify the most promising capture technology and make a concept study of an integrated carbon capture facility at the Aalborg Portland cement plant in terms of available thermal energy, flue gas composition and site logistics leading to the lowest possible carbon capture cost.

The result of the project was a concept study for carbon capture. Two scenarios were investigated: 200,000 tons per year and 1 million tons per year captured CO2.

For additional information, please see https://greencem.dk/konference/

Total budget Start and end date Partners
Total funds for the project were € 1.5 million, out of which € 500,000 were funded by Cementir. From 01-08-2020 to 31-07-2022. Aalborg Portland, Port of Aalborg, Aalborg Energi Holding, European Energy, Aalborg University, Cemtec Fonden (Hydrogen Valley), DFDS, Reno-Nord. COWI contributed as sub-contractor to Aalborg Portland.



The purpose is to prepare a technical and economic analysis to investigate the factors (environmental, social, economic, regulatory) that could influence the carbon capture and value chains for utilisation and storage of CO2 from Aalborg Portland’s cement.

In the project, a PhD student is currently assessing the environmental, economic and societal sustainability of CCUS in Aalborg Portland’s cement production.

Total budget Start and end date Partners
Total funds for the project are € 330.000 out of which € 90,000 funded by Cementir. From 01-08-2020 to 31-07-2023. Aalborg Portland, Aalborg University, Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (MADE).


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