Brief – 23 November 2009 – Minerals Corporation has received its first commercial sales order for its low carbon cement that the company claims reduces carbon emissions by 80 per cent from international building materials company CRH plc.

Minerals Corporation claims its technology is “revolutionary” given that cement production is the third largest global contributor to carbon emissions and has the potential to have a significant impact on the global materials industry.

The order follows a joint venture signed with CRH to develop a production facility in Chicago, that is expected to yield more than $30 million in revenue.

“MSC already has in place a JV with an Indonesian company to distribute low carbon cement in Asia where the demand for the technology is significant,” the company told the Australian Stock Exchange last week.