Slovak cement makers support efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and improve environmental protection in Slovakia. In recent decades, producers clustered under the Association of Slovak Cement Producers (ZVC) have invested hundreds of millions of crowns in the modernisation of technologies to lower CO2 emissions by over 17 per cent and energy consumption in cement production by 25 per cent to below 3,600 MJ per ton. ZVC chairman Karol Podhora said that Slovakia’s cement producers have fulfilled their Kyoto commitments in advance. The ratio of thermal energy from alternative fuels also posted considerable increase and is now in the range from 10 to 30 per cent. Cement makers are convinced that Slovakia could benefit from increasing the share of alternative fuels in cement production. Mr.
Podhora said that if Slovakia wants to maximize the ratio alternative fuel used to make cement, it should adopt legislation already in place in other EU countries as quickly as possible.