Climate Change & Clean Energy

Energy Intensive Industries

We aim to contribute to the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries, by creating opportunities for innovative, low-carbon materials and products, specifically in the cement and steel sectors. To this end, ECOS will contribute to continued development of performance-based standards for cement and cementitious materials, as well as steel and steel-based products.

What we are working on

  • Drive a performance-based approach to standards to make space for new, low-carbon alternatives to traditional materials such as Portland cement-based products or coal powered virgin steel production;
  • Remove the barriers created by standards to shift to low-carbon alternatives, by ensuring alternative or secondary materials are able to drive decarbonisation and circularity;
  • Support stringent environmental requirements within forthcoming product standards to help market creation for low-carbon steel;
  • Standardisation of Steel Products (TC459) for industries including construction, as well as horizontal standards for physical and chemical test methods, steel grades, certificates and delivery conditions;
  • Standards for Cement and building limes (CEN/TC 51) working on cement classes and specifications and establishing harmonised test methods for cement;
  • Standards for Concrete and related products (CEN/TC 104), working on properties, requirements and test methods for concrete.

Related work:
Buildings and Construction Products

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Contact person

Michael Neaves
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 59

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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