Emission Reduction Opportunities
The Australian integrated cement manufacturing industry has achieved a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of more than 20 per cent since 2010-11. This has largely been achieved through significant investment in new, lower emissions kiln technology over the period.
The majority of Australian manufactured clinker is now produced using highly efficient suspension preheater precalciner technology.
Focused efforts on increasing the use of alternative fuels and raw materials as well as energy efficiency measures in general have also contributed to historical emissions reductions.
Four key levers to reduce cement manufacturing emissions are: