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Energy Efficiency and Reduction of CO2 Emissions Through 2015: The Brazilian Cement Industry

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This paper studies the cement industry and the prospects for growth in this sector in Brazil. This article aims to present the prospects for energy conservation in the Brazilian cement industry through 2015, taking into account: the introduction of new production technologies in this sector, the use of waste and low-grade fuels, cogeneration, the use of cementitious materials and other measures, based on a technical and economic energy demand simulation model. In all scenarios, the authors found that it is possible to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide√ćemissions for the Brazilian cement industry.