On 1 January 2019 the Centre for Sustainable Cement and Quicklime Production was established at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University. SMA Mineral is one of the financiers.
“There is a national need to strengthen research in the field of sustainable cement and lime production, especially in high-temperature processes where significant amounts of carbon dioxide are generated,” says Matias Eriksson, the director of the new centre.
“An essential consideration here at SMA Mineral is that we can contribute to and benefit from the knowledge that the centre’s research efforts produce. In addition to what is generally described within the centre, we at SMA Mineral want to contribute to a research focus at the centre on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from our processes and on opportunities in general to increase our efficiency in terms of management of resources in the form of stone raw material and energy,” says Leif Norlander, SMA Mineral’s Environmental Director.