Christine Gröll, a chemist, is taking over as head of the newly created “Material Flow Management & Process Control” department at Alpacem Zement Austria. The 33-year-old will take the lead in working with her eight-person team to achieve CO2-neutral production at the Wietersdorf cement plant. The focus of her activities will be in particular on the efficient use of low-CO2 substitute raw materials and fuels, as their use not only reduces fossil fuels but also conserves natural resources.
“As Alpacem, we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of CO2-neutral production by 2035. Together with my colleagues, we will make a significant contribution to achieving this goal,” explains Gröll describing her new area of responsibility. Christine Gröll, born and raised in Ulm, Germany, led her way into the cement industry after studying economic chemistry. She has been part of the Alpacem Zement Austria team since 2019.
“It fills us with particular pride that we were able to fill the new department with talented employees from within our own company. This clearly underlines the potential available in our team and emphasizes the wide-ranging expertise we have built up within our company. We are also pleased that the department management is in the capable hands of Christine Gröll, who brings an unparalleled mix of research drive and practical experience,” said Florian Salzer, Technical Director of Alpacem Zement Austria.
Lutz Weber, Managing Director of Alpacem Zement Austria, is optimistic about a sustainable future for the company. He emphasizes, “The establishment of the new division embodies our pursuit of innovation and our commitment to achieve a successful green transformation of our company. We are thus taking an important step towards our goal of minimizing all CO2 emissions that are within our direct sphere of influence.”