Sustainability at Brazil’s CBC
The sixth CBC Congress of Brazil, co-hosted by Assoçiacão Brasileira de Cimento Portland (ABCP) and Sindicato Nacional Da Indústria Do Cimento (SNIC) was held in São Paulo, Brazil, on 19-21 May 2014. More than 300 industry experts attended the event and ICR reports on some of the conference’s main presentations.
Yushiro Kihara, technical director of Assoçiacão Brasileira de Cimento Portland (ABCP), started proceedings with an overview of the Brazilian cement sector and its eco-efficiency. The domestic cement industry faces several key challenges, including the mitigation of greenhouse gases and the ramping up of secondary fuel use. Brazil’s cement companies also need to find alternative raw materials and be more open to technical innovations, according to Mr Kihara.