UK cement and concrete production contributes around 1.5% to annual UK greenhouse gas emissions. Cement emissions alone are around 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. UK cement producers are committed to reducing emissions and in 2020 MPA published the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero, setting out how the sector could reach and even go beyond net zero by 2050. Dr Diane Casey presents an overview of the efforts made to date including a feasibility study and demonstration of fuel switching.
Dr Diane Casey, Director, Energy and Climate Change, Mineral Products Association