Low-carbon cement

Workshop description

Subject: Fibre and particle technology

Come and learn how the circular economy and industrial side streams can provide concrete solutions to combat climate change in cement production.


Did you know that concrete is the second most used material in the world after water and that the production of cement, the main ingredient in concrete, causes significant carbon dioxide emissions? Cement production accounts for up to 5-10% of global CO2 emissions. The challenges posed by climate change have now boosted research into the development of alternative, low-carbon materials.

Workshop activities: what causes the high CO2 emissions from cement? What is alkali activation and how can it be used? 

Practical experience: the workshop will allow students to make a cement substitute from an industrial by-product.

Role models: during the workshops, students can talk to researchers about their studies, their career paths and their work as a researcher. 

Organiser: Fibre and Particle Technology Research Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu
Language: Finnish
Time: 13:00-14:30 or 14:45-16:15 

The maximum amount of participants is 5 people/round.

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