CSI/ECRA Technology Papers
The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global effort by 23 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries who believe there is a strong business case for the pursuit of sustainable development.
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 of the CSI/ECRA Technology Papers 2009.
The decision for the further development of the technology papers in 2017 was taken by CSI in the light of the discussion and ratification of the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the reduction of global warming and 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. It is intended that the CSI/ECRA technology papers 2017 can now again serve as an important reference document for the development of further technology roadmaps in the cement sector.