Workshop Details
Telluride Innovation Workshop: Decarbonization of Cement
02/07/2022 - 02/11/2022
Meeting Description:

The purpose of the Telluride Innovation Workshop on Decarbonization of Cement is to bring academic, industrial and national laboratory leaders together to brainstorm pathways to decarbonize cement industry. The goal is to identify high-risk/high-reward technologies that have promise to reduce carbon intensity and increase energy efficiency of cement making process. Portland cement, used in concrete, is the most widely used man-made material. But it is also responsible for 5% of the global energy consumption and 8% of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions. In cement manufacturing, calcium oxide (CaO) is a major precursor to produce Portland cement. It currently is being produced via high-temperature, energy-intensive calcination of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

This workshop will address methods that utilize novel electrochemical processes to produce cement precursors, electrified methods to generate heat for cement production or alternative CO2 storage methods. The organizer and co-organizer currently have an active NSF Future Manufacturing Seed Grant with sponsorship for participation of URM institutions. We envision participation of scientists from two communities: i) cement and ii) electrochemical/electrolysis fields. The goal would be to build a bridge between these two communities through this innovation workshop, as electrochemistry can play a big role in cement manufacturing over the course of next decades. We also envision to write a report from this workshop to inform a community of our findings and future advances that need to be made to produce clean cement.


Participants will include thought leaders from industry, academia, national labs, and industry institutes. We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 30 participants.
Telluride Innovation is about expanding the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation by exploring new ideas and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Meeting Venue:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
200 W Pacific Telluride, CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 11/15/2021

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 11/15/2021.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. We will process registration fees beginning on January 15th, 2022. If a payment of registration fees has been processed, a $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Telluride Innovation Workshop: Decarbonization of Cement Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Zenyuk, Iryna University of California Irvine

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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