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Cement Standards of the World

This publication provides a complete overview of all standards for cement from across 84 countries, including key countries such as US, China, the USSR, Canada and Australia.

Innovation in the cement industry

The European cement industry is continuously researching ways to improve the quality of its products and reducing its environmental impact. It dedicates significant time and resources to innovation projects across a broad range of areas.

Cement production: An untapped waste management solution

Every year, 2.5 billion tonnes of waste are generated across the European Union. This waste is managed in a variety of ways, including recycling, landfilling and energy recovery (also referred to as ‘waste-to-energy’). Just over half of the waste generate is recycled, 13% is used for energy recovery but still 35% is disposed of, mostly in landfills.

Cimeurope launches revamped Cemreview energy markets publication with focus on coal & petcoke

The recently launched revamped Cemreview provides the latest insights into markets of relevance to the cement industry and fuel purchasers.

2015 Activity Report

On its website, the Directorate General Research of the European Commission states that Europe’s future is connected with its power to innovate. The cement industry is a surprisingly innovative industry which constantly rethinks and remodels its manufacturing processes and its products with a view to maintaining a competitive edge and responding to modern society’s needs. The European Cement Research Academy (ECRA), established in 2003, gathers 40 leading cement producers from around Europe and acts as a platform on which the European cement industry supports, organises and undertakes research activities within the context of the production of cement and its application in concrete. ECRA has a close working relationship with CEMBUREAU, as it develops innovation responses for a wide range of policy challenges.

World Statistical Review 2001 - 2013

The World Statistical Review provides information on cement production, imports, exports, total per capita consumption and population on a worldwide country basis.

Cement and Concrete Industry: Multiplier Effect on the Economy and their Contribution to a Low Carbon Economy

On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this important industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy. in fact, for every € generated in this sector, €2.8 are generated elsewhere in the economy. Here you will find a brief summary of the results of this study as well as a direct link to the study itself.

How can the cement industry contribute to EU recycling targets?

In Europe, there is still a large amount of waste which cannot be recycled. Fortunately, there are several other solutions available for this waste - and co-processing in the cement industry is one of them!

The role of cement in the 2050 low carbon economy

On 25 September 2013, CEMBUREAU unveiled its vision of what the cement industry could potentially achieve on the road to a low carbon economy of the future.

The European Cement Industry - A Strategic Contributor to Europe's Future

Produced by The Boston Consulting Group, this study outlines the competitiveness of the cement industry in Europe and its role in helping Europe to achieve its goals of developing a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society.