Following the global Cement Technology Roadmap in 2009 developed in a partnership between WBCSD CSI and the International Energy Agency (IEA), nine CSI members in India* again joined hands with IEA to develop a ‘Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry’. The initiative in India is supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
The India roadmap, launched in February 2013, outlines a low-carbon growth pathway for the Indian cement industry that could lead to carbon intensity reductions of 45% by 2050. It proposes that these reductions could come from increased clinker substitution and alternative fuel use; further improvements to energy efficiency, and the development & widespread implementation of newer technologies.
The roadmap is based on a set of technical papers developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Green Business Centre and National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB). These technical papers focus on existing and potential technologies available to the cement industry in India, which could lead to emissions reductions. The modeled results projected in the roadmap are a combination of information from these papers, and emissions data from about 65% of the India cement industry.
Throughout the process of developing the roadmap, stakeholder consultation was carried out to bring in varied perspectives on technology development and deployment, as well as views on policy and financing frameworks that would support technology implementation. A total of three specific stakeholder dialogues took place:
‘Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry summary pull-out’ (IEA/WBCSD, February 2013)
In the next phase of the project, CSI member companies will oversee the customization of this national roadmap at selected plants in India, identifying where specific technology-related investments can lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The announcement of this work can be read here.
CSI members, joined by local policy-makers, took part in a roadmap-related session during the 8th Green Cementech, hosted by CII and the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) in Hyderabad, India, on 24 & 25 May 2012. Presentations can be found here.
* The Indian CSI members in the roadmap project, which together represent about 60% of the country’s cement production are: ACC Ltd, Ambuja Cements, HeidelbergCement India Ltd, Lafarge India Private Ltd, My Home Industries Ltd / CRH, Shree Cement, Shree Digvijay Cement Co Ltd – Cimpor Group, UltraTech Cement and Zuari Cement. Since the roadmap started, Dalmia Bharat Cement Ltd and Jaypee Cement Ltd have also joined the CSI.
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