European Cement Research Academy (ECRA)

The European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) was founded in 2003 as a platform on which the European cement industry supports, organizes and undertakes research activities within the context of the production of cement and its application in concrete. The Academy is steered by a Technical Advisory Board staffed with representatives from major European cement producers, and its activities include seminars, workshops and dedicated research projects. 

In 2009, WBCSD-Cement Sustainability Initiative (WBCSD-CSI) and (ECRA) published a report on state of the art technologies for the cement industry, which formed the foundation of the IEA/WBCSD-CSI joint publication on Cement Technology Roadmap 2009.  In addition, ECRA published two reports on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for the cement industry in (ECRA 2007, ECRA 2009). The first of these reports provides an extensive technical review and cost and barrier analysis of various CCS technologies.  The second report focuses on oxy-fuel and post-combustion technologies, which are identified as feasible alternatives for the cement industry in the previous study, and provides more detailed technical and economic investigations and assessments. 

European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) Information

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Business Association

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Europe

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