A recent set of case studies showcasing innovation in Alberta’s concrete sector shows the industry has a strong roster of commercially available technologies, as well a healthy pipeline of new technologies for future deployment. A number of these projects also demonstrate collaboration across industries, provinces, and countries and importantly, show progress towards achieving a more circular economy. Based on interviews with cement producers and technology vendors in the concrete sector, below, we discuss some of gaps to reaching net zero for the concrete sector, along with recommendations that emerged from these discussions. Many of these are applicable to other jurisdictions and sectors, and align with the recently published Concrete Zero Action Plan.
This report describes the gaps to achieving Concrete Zero in detail.