Cement News tagged: Environmental

Melón and Enel Generación sign renewable energy contract

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Mélon has signed a contract with Enel Generación for the supply of clean and renewable energy in four of Mélon’s operations: the La Calera, Ventanas and Puerto Montt cement plants and the San Bernardo aggregates facility. The signed agreement will run until 2043 and includes the supply renewable energy from wind, solar, geothermal or hydropower with the option to expand th...

Research study claims only 14% of heavy industry is aligned with the Paris Agreement

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Research by the Transition Pathway Initiative finds that only 16 of 111 (14 per cent) large publicly-listed industrial companies are aligned with an emissions reduction pathway that would keep global warming at 2°C or below. The combined market cap of the 95 industrial companies failing to align with 2°C or below by 2050 is over US $856bn. The research analysed 169 companies in total. Of t...

Cemex Maceo plant has environmental licence modified

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Regional Autonomous Corporation of Antioquia has notified Cemex Colombia that the modification of the environmental licence of the Maceo plant in Antioquia has been approved. This will allow the extraction of 990,000t of materials (clay and limestone) and the production of up to 1.5Mta of cement. This authorisation will enable the possibility of starting operations, the construction of th...

Hanson UK launches green hydrogen power unit

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

A new green hydrogen power demonstration unit has been developed and installed at Hanson UK's Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) plant in Port Talbot, south Wales.This is part of the company's GBP9.2m 'Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions' (RICE) project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The aim of the demonstration unit is to replace some of the nat...

Cemex appoints representative to the Brandenburg Sustainability Advisory Board

Cemex appoints representative to the Brandenburg Sustainability Advisory Board

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has appointed Rudiger Kuhn as the Representative of the Economy on the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany. Rudiger Kuhn has worked at Cemex for more than 25 years and is the Chairman of the Board of Cemex Germany and Vice President of Materials for Central Europe.   Brandenburg is embracing the EU's 'Green Deal' economic change an...

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s annou...

Cemex is awarded CO2 capture grant from DoE

Cemex is awarded CO2 capture grant from DoE

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its US operations have been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to research, engineer and develop a pilot for a breakthrough carbon capture unit. The project, anchored to Cemex’s Victorville cement plant in California, will also contemplate cost-competitive solutions to completely close the loop on current carbon emissions. In this initi...

All of SIG’s cement plants now operate on alternative fuels

09 February 2021, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) has released a goal of getting all of its cement plants to operate on alternative fuel. This effort will also support the government’s aim of reducing Indonesia’s use of coal. "We want to provide a long-term solution in overcoming the problem of domestic waste that can have a positive impact on the environment and society at large," said SMGR Director, Hendi ...

Cementos Argos wins the silver medal in the sustainability marathon

09 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Thanks to its good social, environmental, and corporate governance practices, Argos, Grupo Argos’ cement company, received the Silver Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2021, for having been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.     "Being included for the eighth year in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook encourages us to maintain our high sustainability...

Lehigh Hanson releases EcoCem®PLUS

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson has launched EcoCem®PLUS at its Edmonton cement plant in Alberta, Canada. EcoCem ® PLUS is an innovative blended Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) available in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.    "The motivation behind the EcoCem brand of products is to reduce the embodied carbon of cement and concrete," said Shawn McMillan, vice president cement for Lehigh Hanson’s Canada reg...

Svante Inc secures US$75m funding for carbon capture projects

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc has announced that it has successfully closed US$75m of Series D equity financing, the largest private investment into point source carbon capture globally to date.   The financing was led by Temasek and includes strategic investors Chart Industries, Carbon Direct and Export Development Canada (EDC). Existing investors OGCI Climate Investments, BDC Cleantech Practice, Chevron...

Hanover cement plant to scale-up LEILAC 2 pilot project

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is starting the further development and scaling-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium. After examining different locations, it has been decided to build the LEILAC 2 demonstration installation for carbon capture at the HeidelbergCement cement plant in Hanover, Germa...

Gorazdze Cement signs 10-year solar power deal

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Gorazdze Cement (HeidelbergCement group) is being supplied solar electricity from BayWa r.e. for the next decade. The 64.6MWp Witnica solar park is due to come on-stream in July 2021 between Poznan and Berlin and will be the largest solar park in Poland.  Andrzej Reclik, Gorazdze Cement management board president, said: "The 10-year PPA agreement for Witnica is a great achievement for t...

LafargeHolcim joins the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation. The company joins a range of influential other sector leaders to work with MIT’s world-class research teams to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change.   Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim C...

LafargeHolcim to hosts European open innovation day

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and LafargeHolcim are launching a joint EIC Corporate Day dedicated to sustainable construction. With both organisations committed to building a 'net zero' future, they are gathering some of the most innovative start-ups in Europe in their first digital forum together. LafargeHolcim partners with hundreds of start-ups around the world in a unique open inno...

Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage   (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada. "This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can cont...