Cement News tagged: Environmental

Heidelberg Materials supports German Vice Chancellor's stance on CCS

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Germany's Vice Chancellor, Robert Habeck, has presented a legislative bill containing amendments to the law on carbon storage, and guidelines for a German carbon management strategy. The announcement on 26 February 2024 represents a significant change in German policy, as carbon capture and storage (CCS) is currently banned in the country.  Mr Habeck stressed that Germany cannot meet its cl...

ACT selected for The Buildings and Climate Global Farm event

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

ACT, Ecocem' s groundbreaking low-carbon cement technology, has been selected to showcase at 'The Buildings and Climate Global Farm', that will build on the progress made at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). Ecocem’s ACT has already received a European Technical Assessment. This confirms ACT as a safe, high performance, scalable, low-carbon, and energy efficient al...

CEMEX to add a new tertiary mill at Alicante

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX's plant in Alicante in Spain embarks on a significant environmental initiative, launching a new tertiary mill project, "Molentis," with a EUR6m investment aimed at reducing CO 2 emissions. The "Molentis" project, part of CEMEX 's "Future in Action" decarbonisation strategy, is scheduled to commence operations in the 1Q25, this initiative is supported by a EUR4.4m grant from the Mi...

Cementos Molins launches low-carbon Dragon cements

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins ’ newly-launched cements and concretes represent a reduction in CO 2 emissions of up to 25 per cent compared to products made with the current Type I cement of the same strength category. The company is introducing two innovative solutions, DRAGON BM-PL (CEM II/B-M (P-L) 42.5R) and DRAGON IV-SR (CEM IV/A (P) 42.5 R-SR), which offer various applications in the construction ...

Lafarge Canada accelerates EPD certification

Lafarge Canada accelerates EPD certification

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim ) has accelerated enhanced Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) certifying of OneCem ®  GUL Cement and NewCem ® Slag Cement at its western Canada operations. OneCem ® General Use Limestone (GUL, Type IL) Cement is manufactured at the Richmond Cement plant , while NewCem ® Slag Cement is manufactured at the Seattle Cement plant .   Both products offer the ...

Dynamis begins Ta Lung calcinced clay project

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Dymanis has won an order to convert the the existing clinker kiln line at Siam Cement ’s Ta Luang plant into a calcined clay production line. Last week, Dynamis calcined clay expert, Julio Zeppone, worked with Ta Luang plant in Thailand to start this C/CLAY project. The project will unite Brazil, Germany, India and Thailand with the single goal, achieving the CO reducing targets with t...

St Constant plant switches over to OneCem® production

St Constant plant switches over to OneCem® production

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ( Holcim ) has achieved full transition of production from traditional general-use cement to OneCem ® a greener product that results in significantly lower CO 2 emissions, at St Constant Cement plant in Quebec. "We are excited to take another crucial step in our sustainability journey. The transition to OneCem production at our St-Constant plant indicates Lafarge Canada...

GCCA launches Innovandi Open Challenge 2024

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched Innovandi Open Challenge 2024. This is a pioneering international programme that brings together tech start-ups and leading manufacturers in the pursuit of net zero. Applications are being encouraged from start-ups from around the world, interested in working on the development of carbon capture use and storage, for low-carbon c...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh initiates plastic waste facility

20 February 2024, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh ( Holcim group ) and Sylhet City Corp (SCC) launched a joint initiative to install a material recovery facility at BDT153m (US$1.39m) to sustain plastic waste in Sylhet, eastern Bangladesh. This is the country’s first municipal solid waste and plastic waste segregation plant, enabling the automatic segregation of non-biodegradable plastic products. MD Tajul Islam, m...

Electrified Thermal Solutions secures US$5M decarbonisation funding

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

In late January, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a US$171m investment, funding 49 projects across 21 states to help cut industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Electrified Thermal Solutions (ETS), along with industrial partners 3M, Buzzi Unicem USA and Army’s Kitchen , were among the recipients of the award to decarbonise industrial heat in manufacturing, cement, food, chemic...

CEMEX and Orcan energy extend WHR agreement

16 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and Orcan Energy have signed a large-scale partnership to decarbonise cement production through waste heat recovery (WHR). Building on the initial WHR collaboration at the cement plant in Rüdersdorf, Germany, the partners will now start to exploit Orcan Energy’s flexible and modular technology for CEMEX globally.  CEMEX and Orcan Energy AG will analyse the scale-up of the heat-to-...

CalPortland launches dedicated Carbon Reduction Team

14 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has announced the creation of a Carbon Reduction Team focussed on research and development and the implementation of decarbonisation projects. The team will be led by Hamed Maraghechi, vice president of Research & Development and Decarbonisation at CalPortland, and Hartmut Riess, vice president of Carbon Reduction Implementation. According to the company, the team will be ded...

Sublime Systems wins award to advance electrolyser technology

14 February 2024, Published under Cement News

US-based Sublime Systems has been awarded US$6.7m from the Department of Energy Industrial Efficiency and Decabonization Office to advance its innovative electrolyser technology. The company claims to have found a way to make cement that eliminates 90 per cent of the carbon emissions associated with making ordinary cement.  Sublime Systems was one of 49 projects selected to receive US$17...

Oficemen and ANESE sign collaborative agreement

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The general director of Oficemen (Spanish Cement Manufacturers Group), Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez, and the general director of ANESE (National Association of Energy Services Companies), Carlos Ballesteros Barrado, have signed a collaboration agreement tohighlight the commitment of both organisations to contribute to the development of the economy following criteria of energy efficiency, sustaina...

US DoT announces funding for slag in cement research

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced a US$5m funding opportunity for a research initiative on the use of steel slag in cement and concrete. The funding will support a partnership between the US DoT, in conjunction with a producer of steel in the US, and an accredited research university of higher education to reduce carbon emissions associated with extracting and manufactur...

CEMEX secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental stewardship

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised by CDP, a by the global non-profit environmental organisation, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’, for environmental leadership and transparency in climate action. Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, CEMEX is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ out of over 21,000 companies scored. Since the launch of it...