Ecocem, the European provider of low carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, has announced the appointment of Jaouad Nadah as Innovation Project Manager.
Jaouad will be responsible for the coordination of Ecocem’s ACT technology as the company scales its development in the coming months, this includes supporting a range of partnerships under development by Ecocem across Europe and beyond. Jaoud brings over 10 years of experience in the construction sector, having held roles at Eqiom and Holcim, where his focus was on innovation in the low carbon cement market.
Announced in November last year, Ecocem’s ACT is a breakthrough cement technology that decarbonises the production of cement by as much as 70%. ACT substantially reduces the clinker content of cement by combining a range of technical innovations with the use of widely available low-carbon materials, resulting in a cost-effective low carbon cement that can be produced at scale. ACT requires significantly less energy and water, reduces noxious gases and particulate emissions and all with minimal disruption to existing manufacturing processes. Furthermore, the technology enhances the strength and durability of the concrete it is used to manufacture.
This appointment follows a series of senior recruits at Ecocem over the past two years, including Jean-Christophe Trassard as Ecocem France’s Director of Marketing Sustainable Innovation, Olivier Guise, Global Director of Strategy, New Business and Innovation, Pat Cox as Chair of Ecocem Global, and Christian Clergue, European Standards Manager.
Donal O’Riain, Founder and Group Managing Director at Ecocem, said: “The launch of our ACT technology last November marked a huge moment for Ecocem as we work to radically reduce CO2 emissions from the cement industry within the decade. Jaouad will be instrumental in developing and implementing our technology as we enlist partners and work with our peers to scale and accelerate the deployment of ACT to build a more sustainable future.”
Jaouad Nadah, Innovation Project Manager at Ecocem, said: “Low carbon cements can make a critical contribution to accelerating the construction industry’s efforts to decarbonise and Ecocem’s partnership-led approach will support and accelerate these efforts. Sector-wide partnership and collaboration is essential if the industry is to meet ambitious climate targets and I am looking forward to working with our partners to deliver ACT ”
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