The Cement Technology Roadmap, released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), outlines the path that the public and private sectors should take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions associated with the cement industry. It is the first such report to focus on a specific industry sector, and includes energy efficiency investments as a primary means of achieving the emissions reductions that the industry is capable of achieving, namely about 18 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.
Other emissions abatement measures outlined in the report include use of renewable sources of energy and the development and deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technologies.
See WBCSD’s news release for details.
The full roadmap is available here.