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Brewster Brothers taking part in project to produce zero-emission cement

LIVINGSTON-based Brewster Brothers is taking part in a £6.5 million R&D project to produce zero-emission cement.

The project is being led by the Materials Processing Institute. Brewster Brothers is part of a cross-industry collaboration also comprising the University of Cambridge, Tarmac, Atkins, Celsa Manufacturing UK, and Balfour Beatty, helping to develop Cement 2 Zero from a process that uses cement paste to fire the electric arc furnace (EAF) that produces recycled steel and clinker for making new cement.

Over the next two years, the project will investigate the technical and commercial aspects required to successfully commercialise the process, bolster green steelmaking and produce a zero-emission cement at scale.

Brewster Brothers is helping the construction industry to introduce circular business models. Over the past four years, the firm has diverted almost one million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste from landfill and created 750,000 tonnes of recycled aggregates with a carbon saving of 20,000 tonnes.

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