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CEMBUREAU's roadmap towards #Cement2050 - a Carbon Neutrality Roadmap


The European Cement Association, CEMBUREAU, the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe and spokesperson for the cement industry before the EU institutions and other public authorities, recently published its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap sets out the cement industry’s ambition to reach net zero emissions along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. 

The Roadmap looks at how CO2 emissions can be reduced by acting at each stage of the value chain – clinker, cement, concrete, construction and (re)carbonation – to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. It quantifies the role of each technology in providing CO2 emissions savings, making concrete political and technical recommendations to support this objective. 

The European Green Deal explicitly recognises the cement sector as an essential industry for the EU economy. Cement and concrete are indeed vital construction materials for renewable energy infrastructure, low-carbon transportation systems, and sustainable buildings. They play a central role in achieving a carbon neutral and climate-resilient society. 

Concrete is also a construction material with one of the lowest energy and carbon content. The manufacture of its key component, cement, is nevertheless CO2-intensive. 

By 2030, CEMBUREAU aspires to be in line with the Paris Agreement’s two degrees scenario, reducing CO2 emissions by 30% for cement and 40% down the value chain. 

Retrofeed partner and demonstration site, Secil, is a member of CEMBUREAU through ATIC, the Portuguese Technical Association of the Cement Industry.

Read the full article on EEIP website here