Ecofys investigated how European cement industry could contribute to Europe’s waste-to-energy capacity

Published: 18/05/2017

Increasing the rate of co-processing waste in the EU28 cement industry to 60% could avoid 26 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and reduce the costs for about €12 billion of investments in dedicated waste-to-energy incineration plants.

Ecofys, a Navigant company, has assessed the barriers and opportunities for further uptake of alternative fuels in the European cement industry. According to the analysis, there is a large technical potential to increase the uptake of alternative fuels in the cement industry. The study recommends support for implementation, mostly at national level, as the barriers to realise this potential differ per member state.

The study is an extension of an earlier report published in 2016. Having originally focused on three European countries, the analysis has been extended to cover 14 member states. Ecofys interviewed experts from all countries and analysed national and international data sources.

Find additional insights in the report summary and Cembureau’s press release.