Cement industry plans carbon neutrality by 2050

The European cement industry has said it will revise its plans for greenhouse gas reduction plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, in line with the EU’s European Green Deal, but said it required "more encompassing” regulation to support it.

Cembureau, the association representing the sector, said on Wednesday it will publish a revised carbon reduction roadmap this spring, making a “decisive contribution” to the European Commission’s plan. 

The industry still expects to achieve the largest reduction through carbon capture, although the technology is only available at demonstration level at present, a spokesperson told ENDS.

“Our revised low-carbon roadmap will be aligned with the green deal ambition of a carbon neutral Europe, looking at all actions and policy levers needed to achieve carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain,” said Cembureau chief executive Koen Coppenholle. 

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