Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie e.V. — Federal Association of the German Lime Industry
The Federal Association of the German Lime Industry (BVK) represents almost 100% of all lime producers in Germany and has additional members from Austria and Switzerland. The BVK is committed to representing the lime industry in Germany vis-à-vis politics and authorities and sees itself as a partner of the public, businesses, and science. Its main tasks include the targeted representation of interests and communication with legislative stakeholders to properly represent the interests of the lime industry. The BVK is present at the top organizations of the German economy to be involved in all issues relevant to the lime industry at every stage of discussion and decision-making. In addition, it has the task of providing information on the various lime products, such as building lime and limestone, burnt, slaked and carbonated lime, as well as their specific applications and areas of use. The results of research, standards work and quality assurance are available to all members. The Federal Association of the German Lime Industry is a member of the European (EuLA) and International Lime Association (ILA).
As an indispensable key and basic industry, the German lime industry is facing up to the major challenges of our time. In this context, application-oriented research supports the focal points and objectives formulated in the Roadmap Climate-Positive Lime Industry 2050of the Federal Association of the German Lime Industry (BVK)! Thus, the topics CO2/CCU/CCS are currently addressed by research. Especially in the field of CO2 capture and CCU application, the BVK is active within the IBB network.