EVENTS


De-Carbonization of the Cement Sector through Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

14 October 2021

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Manila Time

A view of a cement plant in India
ADB works with Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, one of India's leading cement companies, to find ways to reduce the industry's carbon emission. Photo credit: Courtesy of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

The cement industry contributes about 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. This makes cement, along with iron and steel, among hard-to-abate sectors for decarbonization. The sector needs carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies to drastically reduce its carbon emissions.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been promoting CCUS as one of the vital mitigation tools to limit global temperature rise. In India, it works with Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, one of the country's leading cement companies, to find ways to reduce the industry's carbon emission.

The webinar will discuss the findings of a pre-feasibility study on how to capture and reuse carbon dioxide produced by the cement industry in India. It will also look at industry view on the role of CCUS in decarbonizing the cement sector, explore ways to promote carbon dioxide usage in hard-to-abate industries through carbon finance and other innovative schemes, and examine ways forward, including defining the role of multilateral development banks in decarbonizing the industry.

The organizers hope learnings from the webinar will promote CCUS and low-carbon cement production in India and other developing member countries. 

Speakers  

  • Priyantha Wijayaunga, Chief, Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director and CEO, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited
  • Claude Lorea, Executive Director, Global Cement Concrete Association
  • Juho Lipponen, Coordinator, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative
  • Tongbo Sui, Vice-President, Sinoma International, CNBM 
  • Ashwani Pahuja, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. 
  • Tony Zhang, Team Leader and CO2 Utiliization Specialist
  • Ramesh Bhujade, CO2 Utilization Specialist
  • Devika Wattal, Innovation Consultant, Innovandi Open Challenge, Global Cement and Concrete Association, UK
  • B. C. S. Baliga, Finance Specialist
  • Jinmiao Xu, Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

For more information, contact Jinmiao Xu or Darshak Mehta.