Battelle Scoping Study
The reports here represent part of the work by major cement companies to explore how the cement industry as a whole can evolve to assume a proper place in a sustainable future.
The study findings include a variety of recommendations for the industry and its stakeholders for improvements to cement production efficiency, emissions control, health and safety, communications and a number of other issues. Undertaking this type of open, self-critical effort carried risks. The participating companies believe that the long-term benefits of an independent review of the cement industry's status and future opportunities justify those risks.
The intent of the study was to share information that will help any cement company - regardless of its size, location, or current state of progress - work constructively toward a sustainable future. The pursuit of a more sustainable cement industry examined a number of technical, managerial, and operational issues in depth.
Thirteen different substudies were completed as part of this research, under the direction of the Battelle Memorial Institute. In addition, several other documents were developed to address specific issues, or to aid in implementation of the findings. Two documents were completed to integrate the findings and recommendations from these many separate substudies.