Climate protection and energy efficiency – focal challenges for cement research

6. International VDZ Congress 2009, Düsseldorf/Germany (30.09.-02.10.2009)

The 6. International VDZ Congress, held in late September 2009, was attended by more than 500 specialist participants (Fig. 1). The proceedings were opened by the VDZ chairman, Gerhard Hirth, of Schwenk Zement KG, whose speech of welcome was followed immediately by the opening paper, presented by Björn Stigson (Fig. 2), President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and summarizing the current situation in CO2 emissions trading. Fundamental reports then focused on the complexity of new cements designed specifically to meet market needs, the state-of-the-art in...

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