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Cementos Argos receives corporate social responsibility award

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The Colombian Chamber of Construction, Camacol, has granted Cementos Argos the Camacol Antioquia Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the category of Best Environmental Experience. The award identifies and shares success stories that have an impact and generate value in society.

The cement company participated with its microalgae project, which is a system that allows the CO2 capture process and the transformation into biocrude to obtain biofuel.

The company has reiterated the importance of the implementation of transformative, innovative, and highly sustainable projects that allow a better environmental performance and a positive impact in the industry.

The microalgae project is already underway at the Cartagena de Argos plant. The Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce granted the cement company two patents. These were for the creation of the cultivation process and the selection of photosynthetic microorganisms that are multi-resistant.

The initiative allows strains of microalgae with high potential to be obtained and CO2 to be absorbed. This translates into the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Microalgae can capture up to 50 times more CO2 than terrestrial plants. This project is developed in conjunction with the Eafit University, Ruta N, and the University of Antioquia.

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