2050 Ambitions & The Role of Secondary Materials in the European Cement Sector


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The use of secondary materials is crucial to the cement industry in Europe and plays a key role in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. According to CEMBUREAU 2050 Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the goal of the European cement industry is to reduce process CO2 emissions by 3,5% in 2030 using decarbonated materials and by 8% in 2050. To achieve our goal, we need to further increase the share of secondary materials in clinker and cement production. During this webinar, different stakeholders will discuss the main challenges ahead of the further use of secondary materials, recommended policy actions and showcase ongoing projects across Europe in this field.

14:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Nikos Nikolakakos, Environment & Resources Manager, CEMBUREAU

14:05 -14:30 ECRA study “Status and prospects of Alternative Raw Materials in the European Cement Sector” by Dr-Ing. Volker Hoenig, Managing Director VDZ

14:30 -14:55 Project CO2REDRES: A step towards sustainability through the collaborative investigation of secondary raw materials for use as SCMs in the Greater Region by Prof Dr-Ing. Danièle Waldmann-Diederich, Technical University of Darmstadt & Mr. Sinan Kaassamani, University of Luxembourg.

14:55 -15:20 Cement using processed building rubble by Dr.-Ing. Bernd Arnd Eberhardt; Head Customer Solutions & Technical Center; Holcim (Schweiz) AG

15:20 -15:45 Industrial symbiosis in practice: where metallurgical and cement industries meet by Yiannis Pontikes, Associate Professor, Sustainable Resources for Engineered Materials (SREMat) Group, KU Leuven

15:45 Closing remarks by Rob van der Meer, Industrial Policy Director, CEMBUREAU

16:00 End