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A new generation of cements and concrete, harder wearing and with lower CO2 emissions in their production, thanks to Nanotechnology

On 13 and 14 Mach, the Baskrete (Basque Country Initiative for Cement and Concrete Research) initiative, which seeks to implement nanotechnologies in the concrete and cement industry, held specialist seminars in San Sebastián, which were attended by the leading companies on the global market in this sector, including Cemex, Lafarge, Italcementi Group or Bozzetto Group.

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Apart from bringing together the research groups that are working on using nanotechnology to improve the properties of cement in the Basque Country, the event, held at the headquarters of the Donostia International Physics Center, was attended by international and national companies from the cement sector and companies from consumer sectors of this product, along with ones from the oil industry.

Baskrete, an initiative that is the outcome of the Etortek Strategic Research Programme of the Technology Division of the Basque Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism, is a collaboration project that is part of the  Euskampus International Campus of Excellence and developed by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), the Material Physics Center (CFM) and TECNALIA Corporación Tecnológica. Baskrete aims to convert the Basque Country into an international business and research hub in the cement sector, based on the Basque scientific structure that is already an international benchmark in relation to this type of materials.

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