Investing in renewables and advanced climate tech – Cemex’s decarbonisation strategy

Gonzalo Galindo, President of Cemex Ventures, joins the podcast to talk about Cemex’s decarbonisation strategy for renewables and investment in decarbonisation tech.

Cemex Ventures is one of a number of high-profile CVCs who are investing to bring innovation into their companies – but also with an view to decarbonising energy-intensive processes. Gonzalo Galindo, President of Cemex Ventures, talks about their investment strategy with a particular focus on renewables and how even the most energy-intensive chemical and combustion processes can make use of emerging tech in this space.

With the average decarb pilot in harder-to-abate sectors costing $8-10m, we explore how they identify key technologies, the investment and JV process that they employ and we look specifically at their investment in SynHelion – bringing solar power to kiln operations.

8% of global emissions are linked to cement and concrete production – and with global infrastructure and development projects on the increase, decarbonising this most commonly used material is essential. If you’re interested in how a leading cement producer is tackling the challenge, listen in – lots to take away on investment strategy, technical opportunities and industrial climate strategy.

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Decarb Connect supports the acceleration of industrial decarbonization around the globe. We share insights and facilitate collaborations across the emerging decarbonization ecosystem. We look specifically at the most energy-intensive industrials from cement, metals and mining, glass, ceramics, chemicals, O&G and many more and help connect them to technology disruptors, investors and advisors.

Through the Decarbonisation Leaders Network (DLN), our members (a cross-sector network of those leading decarbonisation in energy-intensive industries) share insights and experiences as they accelerate their Net Zero plans. Check out Decarb Connect’s offerings and learn about the Decarbonisation Leaders Network members, meetups and benefits.

If you enjoyed this conversation, take a look at many more conversations and discussions about industrial decarbonisation taking place across Decarb Connect’s global event series.

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