International Cement Review articles tagged under : Environment

18 April 2023

Cement sector decarbonisation: the business case

To achieve its 2050 target of net zero cement production, the cement sector will need to apply a range of decarbonisation strategies. However, high capital costs and limited market experience are key barriers to rapid deployment. In the USA, several regulatory incentives are available while the voluntary carbon market offers further opportunities. By Kayla Carey, Zach Harmer, Braeden Larson an...

11 April 2023

Throwing AI into the cement decarbonisation mix

While reducing the carbon footprint of the cement industry is a global challenge, there are technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), available today that are enabling cement producers to transition to net ...

04 April 2023

A new era for carbon capture

Innovation in industrial carbon capture offers the cement sector a solution to its decarbonisation challenges. Aniruddha Sharma, chair and CEO of Carbon Clean, provides an update from the frontline of industrial car...

03 April 2023

Spotlight on CCUS

Innovative technologies with the potential to make a substantial impact on the future of CO 2 emissions reductions from the cement industry are being developed and demonstrated today. With carbon capture, utilisatio...

Way ahead by blended cements  21 February 2023

Way ahead by blended cements

The increased use of blended cements provides the Indian cement industry with new opportunities to reduce its CO 2 emissions and produce a more sustainable product. This drive is supported by the Global Cement & Con...

07 February 2023

Votorantim Cimentos: decarbonisation through SCMs

The use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in blended cements produced by Votorantim Cimentos has enabled the company to advance its decarbonisation journey. Blended cement from its Laranjeiras works in B...

Tackling plastic waste management in Asia 23 January 2023

Tackling plastic waste management in Asia

With 12bnt of plastic waste predicted in the environment by 2050, the OPTOCE Regional Forum, held on 27-28 October 2022, discussed tackling plastic waste management in China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. By ...

06 December 2022

Winning carbon reduction strategies

At its Santa Rosa plant in Colombia, CEMEX is harnessing the plant’s proximity to suppliers of alternative raw materials and hydropower sources to reduce the clinker factor in its cement and impact positively on carb...

30 November 2022

Spearheading sustainability

Organisations in India connected with the cement or concrete, construction and ancillary business sectors are compelled to focus on a strategy that integrates the company’s larger vision with sustainability goals. In...

18 November 2022

India’s cement market evolution and path to net zero

With the Indian cement market changing rapidly, demand is not only soaring, but the applications for which it is used are changing. Findings from a study by Mission Possible Partnership’s Concrete Action for Climate ...

14 November 2022

Taking a different route

A modal shift in the transport of raw materials and finished product alike can bring significant benefits in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for cement producers. CEMEX explains how and why it is in part l...

20 September 2022

Green transition’s massive opportunities for cement

With the green transition holding massive opportunities for the cement industry, FLSmidth discusses the evolving role of cement plants in society – from producing a key ingredient in building critical infrastructure ...

23 August 2022

ESG trends and best practices for US cement producers

The agenda on climate change and biodiversity loss has led to a drive for improved transparency in company environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) disclosures. Trinity Consultants advises on best practic...

21 June 2022

Quarry restoration by CEMEX

Quarry restoration and biodiversity are important aspects of Cemex’s commitment to climate change. Steve Redwood, CEMEX land development and permitting director – Europe, showcases how the company’s quarry restoratio...

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 A...

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 ...