13th Africa Cementrade Summit,

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08-09 Oct, 2024 - Nairobi, KENYA

Advancing low carbon cement & decarbonization solutions in Africa 

On Field Investment Research® forecasts that global cement demand will remain stable between 2024 and 2030, with notable growth expected in the Middle East, India, and Africa. Weak performance is anticipated in Turkey, China, and Europe, while Sub-Saharan Africa (+77%), India (+42%), and North America (+20%) are poised as the most promising markets in the coming years. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid development. As the population and urbanization rise, so does the need for construction materials like cement and concrete.

The rising trend of green building construction, which facilitates the reduction of wastewater, energy consumption, and air pollution, is also boosting the demand for green cement in Africa. Key initiatives like hydropower plants, oil refineries, port expansions, and residential and commercial construction projects in nations like Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya are significantly driving the demand for green cement and concrete.

Some cement producers in Africa are responding to the push for greener cement production options by launching a range of measures aimed primarily at reducing CO2 emissions by upgrading clinker production technologies and using alternative fuels. Producers are also turning to Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs). SCMs have the potential to significantly lessen the environmental effect of conventional cement and concrete production, which is why industry players are stepping up their efforts to obtain these materials. As a result, SCMs' prices are likely to climb internationally as demand grows. Regional shortages of traditional SCMs may push the development of novel alternatives such as activated clay.

"Nova Cimangola is close to opening its first LC3 project for low carbon cement production in Luanda, Angola. According to the company, Ecosolutions carried out the studies and IPIAC guaranteed the technology."
5/12/23, www.cemnet.com

"German concrete firm Bton is also entering the African market, starting with offerings in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Morocco. Bton's proprietary technology reduces CO2 emissions from cement by approximately 80%, making their product carbon-negative."
15/1/24,  www.africahomebuildingnews.com

"Bamburi Cement Plc has announced that it will stop production of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) within its product line from January 1, 2024, as part of its commitment to decarbonizing its operations."
1/12/23, www.kenyanwallstreet.com

"US$1 Billion Green Cement Plant Planned for Zimbabwe"
9/1/24, www.digitaltelegraph.live

Africa is expected to increase its investment in LC3 production in the coming years. Nova Cimangola announced in Dec2023 that they are preparing to establish its LC3 production line in Angola, with the help of Ecosolutions and IPIAC. This follows efforts in West Africa by CBI Ghana and CIMAF in Burkina Faso, as well as Cimpor and Oyak's collaboration on a plant in Kribi, Cameroon. West African companies are now reliant on expensive clinker imports due to scarcity of indigenous limestone for clinker manufacturing. Many of these projects are motivated by the economic benefits of clinker substitution. Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) is an innovative cement technology that can help address this issue. By employing locally available resources and producing at a reduced cost, LC3 can make housing and infrastructure more affordable across the continent.

Join CMT’s 13th Africa Cementrade Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on 8-9 Oct 2024 as we bring together leading panel of experts to share the latest updates in the cement sector, decarbonization strategy, transition to green cement, M&A updates, trading opportunities of cementitious products, Financing, alternative raw materials & energy efficiency solutions and many others!

Key Highlights:
  • Africa cement market outlook & growth trends up to 2030
  • Decarbonization strategy, technology innovation & LC3 projects update
  • Changing freight market up to 2025 (supply/demand, current constraints)
  • Supply chain resilience, cost management, and logistics optimization
  • Financing options & green funds availability for cement producers
  • Clinker substitution & SCMs trade flow
  • Alternative fuels & Energy efficiency solution
Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.

Testimonials from last event, Nov 2023, Abidjan - Cote d’ivoire
Good experience, and we understood the importance of decarbonization and the efforts to be made - GICA – Algeria
The conference was conducted very nicely. Had a great interaction with the delegates
- KHD Humboldt Wedag

Highly beneficial to all stakeholders in cement sector. Good knowledge sharing of technology & future prospects - TIPSA

It was organized pretty well. CMT staff very helpful - ACI International

Always we see good improvements with CMT - M&B

Great experience & conference - Spa Biskria Ciment

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor. Contact rebecca@cmtconference.com for more information.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.