Publication of the CSI GNR 2014 data

This tenth (10th) GNR report consolidates information from 934 facilities around the world. These facilities produce approximately 21% of global cement production. 83% of the data is independently assured.  

Geneva, 22 July 2016The 2014 results show the cement industry maintaining the improvements of recent years. Specific net emissions, net meaning discounting the use of alternative fuels, are 19% below 1990 levels. Including the saved emissions achieved by the use of biomass, participating companies have avoided 110 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions. This has been achieved by significant investment in more efficient kilns, higher fossil fuels substitution, increasing use of biomass and improving clinker mineralogy, so that the clinker content of cement can be reduced. 

Global data

1990

2012

2013

2014

Clinker (grey) volume

Million tonnes

423

650

643

660

Cementitious volume

Million tonnes

512

874

867

889

Gross specific emissions (cementitious)

kg/tonne

756

634

631

633

Net specific emissions (cementitious)

kg/tonne

750

615

610

612

Kiln fuel use

MJ/tonne clinker

4256

3523

3503

3502

Specific electricity use (cement)

kWhrs/tonne

117

104

104

104

Specific electricity use (clinker)

kWhrs/tonne

 

70

71

70

% clinker in cement

%

83

74.7

74.7

74.5

% alternative fuel use

%

2.0

14.3

15.3

15.9

This year for the first time GNR commissioned an independent review of the reports by the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA). To improve the information value of the report, for example, charts now have more relevant information on coverage for recent years. Also, alternative fuels are now labelled either “biomass” or “alternative fossil and mixed fuels”.

Another development is the generation of national and regional cumulative frequency distributions (cfds) from facility data rather than from consolidated company level inputs. This allows many more "cfds" at national and regional level than in previous years while maintaining the strict confidentiality policies of GNR.

Visit the GNR website (www.wbcsdcement.org/GNR) to view the global & regional data or email the GNR Project Management Committee if you have additional question.