Mexico: Cemex plans to launch its net-zero CO2 Vertua concrete product worldwide following its release in Europe. It said that customers in several European countries are using Vertua in infrastructure projects and climate-friendly building projects.
“We believe that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we are committed to doing our part to address it. Vertua is clear evidence that we can transition to a carbon-neutral economy, where concrete is an essential component in the development of climate-friendly urban projects, sustainable buildings, and resilient infrastructure,” said Fernando A Gonzalez, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cemex.
Vertua uses a geopolymer binder solution created by Cemex’s Research and Development Center in Switzerland. This solution has a reduced carbon footprint of up to 70%, The compensation of the remaining CO2 is achieved by participating in reforestation projects, among other initiatives.