Our Partnership

VDZ Technology gGmbH (VDZ)





Year of foundation

Situated in Duesseldorf, Germany, VDZ is an internationally renowned competence and research centre which focuses on practical research and provides a comprehensive service offer in the field of cement, concrete and environmental protection. VDZ has a modern equipment park and is also optimally equipped for top-level research. It is particularly focussed on the performance of cement and its high-quality application in mortar and concrete. VDZ’s customers include cement and building material producers as well as construction companies and building administrations in Europe and increasingly worldwide. VDZ also offers expertise in fields such as energy efficiency, optimisation of clinker burning process, alternative materials, process modelling & simulation, modern data evaluation, process automation, measurements and sensor technology. VDZ can support in particular the practical industrial application and validation of technologies, models, apps and other soft- and hardware solutions. It provides solutions for improving efficiency and reducing costs as well as competitive measures to improve environmental protection, durability or quality assurance. VDZ answers questions on cement production, chemistry and mineralogy, concrete and mortar production and environmental issues. To perform material tests, VDZ has co-involved its subsidiary VDZ Service GmbH as a linked third party.

Role in the Project

Within FlashPhos, VDZ participates in process simulation and slag granulation and valorisation. It conducts characterisations of output materials and material flows of pilot experiments and supports the concrete production from FlashPhos slag. In addition, VDZ carries out simulation work for the implementation of FlashPhos in the cement process.


Albrecht Schall

Senior Engineer/Senior Researcher