Behind the numbers
The Cement Sustainability Initiative’s “Getting the numbers right” project has seen the creation of a sizeable and influential database on cement plant emissions and energy consumption, which has just been updated with 2010 data. Phil Kerton of CPK Consultancy, UK, takes a first look at some of the interesting values and trends that can be extracted from this important resource.
Towards the end of April, the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) published the 2010 data on cement industry CO2 emissions and energy performance from its “Getting the Numbers Right” (GNR) project.
This is the sixth year that GNR information has been published, making it a leading source of information on the industry and its achievements in reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency. The latest set of data covers 930 individual facilities producing 827Mt cement – 25 per cent of global production. All contributors use the CO2 Accounting and Reporting Standard that was developed by the CSI.