ACC and Ambuja Cements to develop calcined clay cements with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
India: ACC and Ambuja Cements have teamed up with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) to develop a range of calcined clay cements with 50% less CO2 emissions than ordinary Portland cement (OPC). The collaboration will vary the contents of clinker, calcined clay and limestone in calcined clay cements in order to determine their effects on its performance. The Holcim Innovation Center, based in France, will fund the research.
Neeraj Akhoury, CEO and Managing Director of Holcim India, said: “Through our extensive research and development program, we are constantly striving to develop new2 materials for the construction industry. Calcined clay cement is one of these means of making a significant quantitative difference in the industry and further accelerating our approach to sustainable development. Our academic partnership with IITD is a big step towards building a greener future and we are delighted to collaborate with the best minds in the country. “
Producers have already partnered with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to study low CO emissions2 binders with alternative reinforcements and with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) to develop intelligent sensing technology for the continuous assessment of the on-site strength of a concrete structure.