CSI/ECRA Technology Papers

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) was a voluntary, CEO-led global programme initiated by leading cement companies under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

In June 2017 CSI and ECRA released their new CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017 to update the perspective of available technologies for CO2 abatement and energy efficiency in the cement sector. The publication analyses existing and future technologies with potential to increase energy efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions in cement production and is an update of its former Version, the CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2009. The decision for the further development of the technology papers in 2017 was taken by CSI in light of the ratification of the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with regard to the reduction of global warming and the creation of a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. CSI assigned the project to ECRA, which has close links with key stakeholders of the cement industry and technology providers among its members and provided its competency in the field of cement technology.


In 2018 the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the WBCSD to facilitate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors and their value chains. As part of this agreement, the work carried out by the CSI was transferred from the WBCSD to the GCCA in London in 2019 and can be accessed here: https://www.wbcsdcement.org/index.html

CSI/ECRA Technology Papers

CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017
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Please cite the CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2017 as follows:
European Cement Research Academy; Cement Sustainability Initiative, Ed. Development of State of the Art-Techniques in Cement Manufacturing: Trying to Look Ahead; CSI/ECRA-Technology Papers 2017. Duesseldorf, Geneva, 2017 Available at: https://ecra-online.org/research/technology-papers/