Carbon capture deployment requires a thorough debate on CO2 utilisation


CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association (, reacted today to the 2041 phase-out date for industrial CO2 in the Commission draft Delegated Act on renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBOs).

“By proposing an arbitrary deadline on the use of industrial CO2, the European Commission severely restricts the deployment of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) in the cement sector”, commented Koen Coppenholle, CEO of CEMBUREAU. “We regret that this phase-out date was established without a thorough impact assessment. This risks negatively impacting several ongoing carbon capture projects in the EU, at a time of a global race for green investments”.

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