21 January 2021
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Cement and concrete are central to our modern world. However, around seven per cent of global CO2 emissions are currently from cement manufacture, and two-thirds of this, amounting to 1.6 Giga-tonnes in 2019, are process emissions, which cannot be easily abated without carbon capture technologies. The sector has recently announced it is committed to achieving carbon neutral concrete in line with global climate targets, and it is becoming increasingly active in investigating and developing carbon capture solutions.
In this webinar on the role of CCUS for the Cement Sector, speakers discuss the opportunity that carbon capture can bring to the sustainability of cement manufacture, and how governments can ensure an enabling framework to drive projects forward.
Jarad Daniels, Director, Office of Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Engagement, U.S. Department of Energy
Jarad Daniels leads the Office of Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Engagement within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy, including domestic programs and international engagements conducted in close collaboration with industry, academia, and multilateral organizations. Mr. Daniels has 25 years of experience with the DOE, managing advanced technology programs and working in several national laboratories throughout the United States. His expertise includes domestic and global energy and environmental technologies, policies, and programs. Mr. Daniels holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Claude Lorea, Cement Director, Global Cement and Concrete Association
Ms. Loréa leads all aspects of GCCA’s work related to cement. She drives the association’s work to continuously improve the sustainability performance of the industry through innovation, as well as developing and sharing good practices and global guidelines. Ms. Loréa also leads GCCA’s innovation workstream and managed the establishment of Innovandi, the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network. She has developed a special interest and expertise in CCUS and international climate policy, as well as regulatory requirements and trends. Ms. Loréa is a member of the GCCA executive team based at the GCCA headquarters in London, and she recently launched the “women in cement and concrete network”. Ms Lorea joined the GCCA from the European cement industry body, CEMBUREAU, where she led on key work for more than a decade. Ms. Loréa gained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Brussels.
Jamie Gentos, CEO, US Cement, LafargeHolcim US
Jamie Gentoso is the Chief Executive Officer for the US Cement organization of LafargeHolcim. An accomplished leader and a registered Professional Engineer, Jamie is responsible for all cement product lines, overseeing an organization of approximately 2,800 employees, 15 cement and grinding plants and more than 100 cement terminals across 43 states. She holds a degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business, both from The University of Michigan. Ms. Gentoso is passionate about the cement/concrete industry, enhancing its contributions to society and reducing its impact our environment. She sits on the Board of Directors for several industry organizations, including the Portland Cement Association, Ready Mix Concrete Foundation, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and many others in the past. She is a lifelong athlete, enjoys running, outdoor activities and spending time with her three school-aged children.
Rob van der Meer, Director – EU Public Affairs, Heidelberg Cement
Rob van der Meer is Director EU Public Affairs at HeidelbergCement. As chemical engineer, he started his career in public services as responsible for environmental permitting with focus on emissions to the air, for the Provincie Limburg in the Netherlands. In 1996, he started in the cement industry as a process engineer in the Maastricht plant of ENCI. Later (2004), he was appointed CO2 coordinator for HeidelbergCement in Heidelberg (Germany). Since 2007, he has been in charge of EU Public Affairs in the department of Goup Communications & Investor Relations of HeidelbergCement in Heidelberg (Germany). Rob van der Meer graduated in 1991 as a chemical engineer from the Technical University Twente in the Netherlands.
Tongbo Sui, VP of Sinoma International, DG Sinoma Research Institute, Sinoma
Dr. Tongbo SUI, born in November 1965, is currently vice president of Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd for technical innovation. He has been intensively engaged for over 20 years in R&D of low energy and low CO2 clinker cements (mainly in reactive belite-rich clinker and belite-ye’elimite clinker system) as a solution to addressing cement and concrete sustainability. He is also visiting professor at Tongji University of China, University College London of UK and senior advisor of China Cement Association, and active in international organizations as co-chair of Working Group 5 for Cement Innovation under Global Cement and Concrete Association, and member of ACI, ASTM, RILEM & ICT. He is the recipient of various academic awards, including awarded national expert by the State Council, the 2nd class national prize for technological invention awarded by the State Council for the R&D of low energy and low emission reactive belite-rich Portland cement, and international award for the outstanding contribution to the technology for cement and concrete sustainability issued at Seville, Spain.