Four large Spanish companies, ArcelorMittal, Holcim, Iberia and Repsolhave come together to create All4Zero, an innovation ‘hub’ that will have its industrial facilities and research centers. The four companies share decarbonization objectives in their activity and the idea is that All4Zero serves to achieve them.
To do this, the hub will promote innovation that is born in universities, research centers or small companies and will allow them to use the infrastructures of the four partners for their projects.
The hub was created with a private, multisectoral and non-profit nature and will focus on “disruptive technologies in the field of renewable fuels, circular materials, the capture and conversion of CO2 or renewable hydrogen, among others”, according to detailed in the All4Zero presentation, held in Madrid. The objective is moving towards net zero emissions by 2050.
The CEO of Holcim Spain, Carmen Diaz Canabal; Iberia, Fernando Candela; y Repsol, Joshua Jon Imaz; as well as the worldwide general manager of the ArcelorMittal R&D Centers, Nicholas Below. Enagás, Navantia, Tecnalia and IMDEA Energía are also part of the hub as associates and collaborators.
The partners, who belong to sectors in which the need or obligation to decarbonise is clear, such as mobility, energy, construction or the steel industry. Therefore, “they will work to expedite the development of technologies that favor the transformation of key industrial sectors.”