Cement News tagged: Environmental

Lafarge Africa Plc opts for 52 LNG trucks

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

At Lafarge Africa Plc (Holcim group) has reaffirmed its commitment towards affordable and clean energy, through the launch of a new set of 52 LNG-fuelled trucks. The implementation of the natural gas powered trucks in partnership with Ecologique will improve environmental performance as LNG generates 30 per cent less CO 2   t han fuel oil and 45 per cent less than coal. The combustion ...

Holcim launches 'ECOPlanet' a global range of green cement

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched ECOPlanet, its global range of green cement delivering at least 30 per cent lower carbon footprint with equal to superior performance. ECOPlanet is available in Germany, Romania, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, France and Italy, and will be distributed across 15 countries in 2021, with the objective of doubling its market presence by the end of 2022 to enable low-carbon c...

Science Based Targets initiative validates Cementir’s CO2 emissions reduction targets

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated Cementir's CO 2 emission reduction targets, judged to be consistent with the 'well below 2°C' objective, pursuant to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.   SBTi has validated Cementir Holding commitment to a 25 per cent reduction of scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions per tonne of cementitious products by 2030, from a 2020 baseline. ...

HeidelbergCement joins Race to Net Zero

22 July 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Commitment, a global initiative led by the SBTi in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the 'We Mean Business' coalition, aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5°C and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. With this signature, HeidelbergCement joins the global Race To Zero campaign, which aims to build posi...

Tokyo Cement Group supplies purified water system

Tokyo Cement Group supplies purified water system

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Group has gifted purified drinking water facilities to the people of Siyambalagaswewa in Mihintale, Sri Lanka as part of its Fountain of Life project. The company installed a customised water purification system with reverse osmosis technology, with an output capacity of 5000lpd to nearly 650 Siyambalagaswewa villagers. Managing Director of Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) PLC, SR Gn...

Holcim Philippines invests to improve sustainability

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is set to invest PHP210m (US$4.18m) in projects to reduce the fuel consumption and increase mineral additive usage at its cement plants in Bacnotan, La Union, Lugait and Misamis Oriental, to raise business and sustainability performance. "More efficient operations will help us deliver better financial results and improve our environmental footprint. We look to continue imp...

Titan Cement has SBTI validate its CO2 emission reduction targets

Titan Cement has SBTI validate its CO2 emission reduction targets

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement group is one of the first cement companies worldwide to have its CO 2 emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, following a thorough procedure. The targets, covering greenhouse gas emissions from Titan’s operations (scope 1 and 2), are consistent with required t...

Cembureau to engage on Fit for 55 legislative package

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, is ready to engage on the Fit for 55 legislative package published by the European Commission on 14 July. "Delivering deep emission cuts by 2030 is a major challenge. It requires a coherent package that boosts the take-up of low-carbon technologies while addressing the risk of carbon leakage, at a time when the EU is increasing i...

Cemex begins international green hydrogen project

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex, renewable energy company Enertrag, and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching 'Concrete Chemicals', a new hydrogen project to decarbonise the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to r...

Steel producer starts blastfurnace slag supply to French cement plant

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A French cement plant has taken a first order for 50,000t of blastfurnace slag from Liberty Galați of Romania. The slag will be converted into low-carbon cement to lower the cement producer's carbon footprint. A first ship loaded with blastfurnace slag, from Liberty Galati's steel facilities, was recently transported to the French cement manufacturer.  The steel producer’s new proce...

Titan's Greek plants gain Platinum rating for zero waste

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The highest Platinum rating (Zero Waste) under the 'Zero Waste to Landfill' standard has been awarded to all of Titan's cement plants in Greece.  The certification, carried out by Eurocert, reaffirms the excellent environmental performance of Titan's plants and rewards a practice already adopted to divert virtually 100 per cent of plant waste from landfill. This is achieved through initiati...

Howden joins Hydrogen Council initiative

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Howden has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative. The council aims to support collaboration between governments, industry and investors to promote the role of hydrogen solutions in the energy transition towards a more sustainable future.   The development of the hydrogen ecosystem requires the involvement of a wide variety of stakeholders so it can scale up, flourish an...

China and Canada collaborate for carbon capture

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new collaboration between China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and Canada's International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology for the global cement industry, according to a press release. The first initiative under the agreement will aid CBMA in applying the Knowledge Centre's mod...

Sweden's Supreme Land and Environmental Court rejects Cementa mining application

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swedish Supreme Land and Environmental Court has rejected Cementa's application to renew its permit to mine limestone at the company’s existing quarries in Slite, Gotland. The court has rejected the application on the grounds that the impact of the operation on groundwater has not been sufficiently investigated. Cementa's application for a renewed mining permit for the operations in Slit...

Fortescue Metals Group to diversify into green cement

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia-based iron ore mining specialist Fortescue Metals Group says it has produced both green iron and green cement in trials that are part of the company's plans to become a major player in the green energy sector. One of the trial decarbonisation projects being run by Fortescue Future Industries's (FFI) has produced high-purity green iron from Fortescue iron ore, and waste from th...

Extinction Rebellion target LafargeHolcim's Paris facility

05 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Members of Extinction Rebellion protested at LafargeHolcim’s ready-mix concrete operations in Paris, last week, denouncing what they called the firm's environmentally damaging pursuit of profit. The protest forced the company to halt operations at the Port de Javel site and divert trucks to another site. Loic Leuliette, a spokesperson for LafargeHolcim France, said the company was invest...