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    Health & Safety

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    Emissions Monitoring and Reduction

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    Enhancing biodiversity

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Delhi, 10 October 2012

The draft document on existing and potential technologies for carbon emissions reductions in the Indian cement industry is now released for external review.  Send us your feedback before 21 Oct 2012.

The Indian cement industry is one of the most efficient in the world, yet, because the manufacturing process relies on the burning of limestone (calcium carbonate), it still produces approximately 7% of India’s total man-made carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. The industry has made strong efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by adopting the best available technologies (BAT) and environmental practices. Through this, it has achieved a reduction in total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to an industrial average of 0.719 tonne (t) of CO₂/t cement (direct and indirect emissions) from a substantially higher level of 1.12 tCO₂/t cement in 1996.

Nonetheless, the industry recognizes the urgency in further cutting CO₂ emissions from the cement manufacturing process and therefore the CSI members in India have worked with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to develop a Low Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian Cement Industry.

The draft roadmap is now available online for stakeholder review. The roadmap is developed with technical and funding support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to review the draft and send their comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21 Oct 2012.