​Ecocem, the leading low-carbon company backed by Breakthrough Energy Ventures presents low carbon cement and construction solutions at upcoming event in Lyon

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Bucharest, August 1, 2023 – Developing low carbon cement and construction solutions while reducing the global
carbon footprint of the traditional cement manufacturing process by more than half is what the Managing Director
of Ecocem’s European business, Conor O’Riain, will be speaking about during CarbonZero Global Conference &
Exhibition 2023 (October 26-27, Lyon, France). Investors in Ecocem include Saint-Gobain Group, a global leader in
light sustainable construction, and Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Ecocem also counts
ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, as a major shareholder in its Ecocem France subsidiary.
Conor O’Riain is the Managing Director of Ecocem’s European business. He has a background in Sales and Marketing
and has held a number of senior positions in the publishing and events industries. He joined Ecocem in 2006 ignited
by the passion of the Ecocem team to make a difference and the scale of the challenge facing the cement industry.
His focus is on operationalising Ecocem’s Innovation and R&D capability to deliver both product and technology
driven partnerships that can scale the impact and availability of Ecocem’s low carbon cement capability and radically
reduce the industry’s emissions by 2030.  Conor is on the Board of Board of Network Irlande (a French Irish Chamber
of Commerce).
“Ecocem welcomes the opportunity to take part in this year’s CarbonZero event, to showcase and explain the
benefits of our low carbon technologies which can support and accelerate decarbonisation of the cement industry
and deliver 50% reduction in emissions by 2030.
The CarbonZero Global Conference is a great opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and individuals,
who support the industry’s efforts to decarbonise, and build a sustainable future for all. “ commented Conor O’Riain,
Managing Director of Ecocem’s European business
“Ecocem is a pioneer of high-performance cement technology that significantly reduces CO2 emissions in the cement
and construction industries. Its breakthrough technology ACT, announced in November 2022, can reduce the global
carbon footprint of the traditional cement manufacturing process by more than half so we are eager to learn about it
at the conference.” Mariana Gheorghe, Program and Marketing Manager, Industry Link.
About Ecocem
For more than 20 years, Ecocem has been developing, manufacturing, and supplying low carbon cement and
construction solutions to markets in Europe. It operates from plants in France (2), The Netherlands and Ireland with
an annual production of over 2mt of low-carbon cements.
From Le Grand Paris Express to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and the UK’s high-speed railway HS2, Ecocem has achieved a
cumulative reduction to date of over 16 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. It would take over 750 million trees to
capture this amount of CO2 in a year.
The company recently announced three major partnerships to advance the development of ACT. The first with
Cemex to deploy and scale Ecocem’s latest low carbon cement technology, ACT, throughout Cemex’s ready-mix
business in France and the second with CB Green to build new grinding capacity at its plant in Dunkirk and supply
limestone, a key ingredient in ACT.

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