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Holcim Head of Group R&D and IP speaks about green cement and the path to net-zero

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Holcim is joining the most innovative industry event in Europe for decarbonisation by use of alternative fuels in the cement industry and cementitious materials in both cement and construction.

Dr. Edelio Bermejo is a key speaker at CarbonZero: Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials 2022 on November 10 and 11 in Lisbon, Portugal. The event unites a conference and an exhibition and will be held at the luxurious Pestana Palace Hotel & National Monument Lisbon, focusing on topics that make the agenda of the biggest Cement and Construction companies worldwide.

Highlighting the overall theme of the conference, "Breaking old habits and patterns", Mr. Bermejo will talk about "Holcim's strategy for decarbonising the cement industry". Holcim dedicates more than 80% of its innovation resources to developing sustainable products and solutions and has recently launched ECOPlanet, its global range of green cement, delivering at least 30% lower carbon footprint with equal to superior performance.

With a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Dr. Edelio Bermejo has more than 26 years of experience in the cement industry in product development, marketing, and operations. His primary responsibility is to accelerate the time to market of existing R&D projects and foster a more visible innovation culture and external partnerships around new ideas and business models such as the decarbonisation of the construction industry.

Mr. Bermejo: "I am happy to have a new opportunity to stress how crucial it is for all of us to work together to decarbonise the built environment. Green cement is a key lever of action on our net zero journey that will make low-carbon construction possible at scale around the world. At Holcim, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and accelerate the development of solutions that work for people and the planet."

Beatrice Ene, Managing Director and Head of Events, Industry Link: “The conference unites leading experts, C+ executives, and decision-makers from the industry in a common ambition - to find the way to a clean future. It is an honour to have Mr. Bermejo join us in this initiative, as Holcim brings together leaders of the industry and is an example in the world - his experience in innovation in the industry will be of great benefit to all those attending the event.”

More information about the event is available here.

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