International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

23 May 2022

Sunshine for Argos Honduras

The Honduran cement industry will see a further round of upgrades and expansion as Argos invests US$23m in key projects at its Piedras Azules and Río Blanquito cement plants. In addition to the expansion of Piedras Azules’ cement capacity, the company will also be investing significantly in renewable energy, including solar power. By Argos, Honduras. The solar farm at Argos’ Piedras Azu...

11 April 2022

CCUS on trial

With the race now on to develop solutions for the lowering of CO 2 emissions by the cement industry, ICR looks at some of the latest carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies being trialled around ...

05 April 2022

Green growth avenues

While decarbonising the cement and concrete industry will play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, producers in these sectors cannot go it alone. By outlining green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem, Mc...

17 March 2022

Producing RDF in Russia

The Kaluga Plant for the Production of Alternative Fuels (KZPAT), launched in May 2021, is Russia’s first integrated refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facility. Located in close proximity to Holcim’s Ferzikovo cement plant, ...

PCA: road to carbon neutrality 14 December 2021

PCA: road to carbon neutrality

As the need for carbon neutrality in cement production has moved firmly to the headlines, the US cement association, PCA, has developed its roadmap to transform the country’s cement industry into a carbon-neutral sec...

09 November 2021

Rainwater meets UCWL needs

The awareness of water as an finite resource to be conserved and recycled as much as possible has also been taken into account by the global cement industry for a long time. In India, JK Lakshmi Cement’s subsidiary U...

CO2 to biofuels at Argos 20 September 2021

CO2 to biofuels at Argos

To address the urgency of the climate crisis, a wide range of CCUS technology pathways are being explored by the cement industry. One of these options is the use of microalgae to capture CO 2 and transform it into v...

02 August 2021

Green hydrogen at Hanson

Hanson is collaborating with researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, UK, looking at innovative technologies to reduce industrial carbon emissions. A new hydrogen demonstration unit,...

12 July 2021

Leading the circular economy

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cemen...

18 May 2021

Titan America’s energy drive

Titan Florida has garnered the coveted ISO 50001 certification for its Pennsuco (PNS) plant – the second certification for Titan America’s two US cement plants. PNS is the largest cement facility in Florida and recog...

17 May 2021

From waste to commodity

Entsorga West Virginia LLC converts municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) non-hazardous byproduct materials into alternative, clean energy. The company has been meeting the growing demand for soli...

05 May 2021

Carbon reduction on paper

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has put further efforts into improving its carbon footprint. The latest carbon impact analysis on European paper sacks carried out by the Swedish research institute RI...

15 March 2021

China’s path to green growth

It’s been almost 25 years since Changming Gao, senior consultant of FLSmidth (Beijing) Co Ltd, proposed the ‘Four-Zero and One-Negative’ sustainable development strategy. Since then, continuous improvements and innov...

08 March 2021

VICEM’s shift to sustainability

Vietnam’s cement industry has expanded significantly over the years, leading to considerable overcapacity – a particularly challenging issue given the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in sales falling. In response, m...

14 December 2020

Safety ambitions for the next decade

Safety had always been a priority, but as of 2001, the industry set about developing common metrics and sharing of safety best practice. This led to demonstrable yearly improvement in safety performance across the gl...

16 November 2020

New analytics for MCCs

New analytical methods to characterise the inner particle size distribution (iPSD) of (multi-)composite cements (MCC) have been developed by the Institute of Nonmetallic Materials in Germany, aimed at producing highe...