Cement News tagged: Environmental

LafargeHolcim launch water-resistant cement in Bangladesh

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has launched its Holcim Water project, a customised solution of water-resistant cement for the local cement market. The specially-designed cement reduces capillary action by resisting the permeation of water to make the product damp and seepage resistant. "This product has been developed through continuous consumer engagement, research and understanding of the damagi...

Sharjah Cement signs SRF supply contract

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement Factory has signed a contract with Bee'ah, a leading environmental management company, for the supply of alternative fuel from Bee’ah’s SRF plant. A minimum of 73,000t will be provided each year. This translates to 73,000t of waste being diverted from Sharjah landfills and reused by the UAE’s industries. "Companies and industries in the UAE must work together to ...

LafargeHolcim enhances green solutions in Latin America

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is launching its ECOPact green concrete in Latin America, starting in Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico, with all key markets due to follow in the first half of 2021. The roll-out of ECOPact, which enables carbon-neutral construction, builds on its successful market adoption across Europe, the US and Canada, according to the company.   Accelerating its green building solutions in Lati...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral constructi...

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The pilot project "catch4climate", for which four cement manufacturers have joined forces, is set to capture CO 2 at the site of the Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. For this, the consortium intends to build and operate its own demonstration plant on a semi-industrial scale, where the oxyfuel process will be applied for CO 2 capture. The captured CO 2 will then be used to pro...

LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for EUR850m

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim priced a EUR850m sustainability-linked bond on 17 November, with a coupon of 0.5 per cent maturing in 2031. This is the first bond of its kind in the building materials industry.    Géraldine Picaud, CFO, said, "We are proud to be the first in our industry to launch a sustainability-linked bond. The order book of EUR2.6bn demonstrates the confidence of investors in the compa...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this seco...

Cementos Argos recognised as a world reference in sustainability

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

For the eighth consecutive year, Cementos Argos, was recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as one of the world's leading companies in the construction materials sector for its good practices in economic, environmental and social matters.     "At Cementos Argos we are very excited and satisfied with this result which today makes us a world reference and demonstrates the com...

MoU signed for biosolids transport to LafargeHolcim’s Richmond plant

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between K ENES Transportation and the Capital Regional District for the transportation of biosolids by truck between the sewage plant at the Hartland Landfill facility and LafargeHolcim's Richmond cement plant, Canada. The contract is for five years for the transportation of one truck load every two days, while smaller trucking contracts ...

Votorantim Cimentos sets CO2 emissions goal at 520kg/t cement by 2030

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced its 2030 sustainability commitments. The objective is to align the company’s worldwide operations to current and future needs of society, thereby creating a positive impact on the entire value chain and in the communities where the company operates. The commitments are divided into seven pillars: ethics and integrity; health, safety and well-being; diversity ...

Evonik wins PCA's 2020 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Evonik as its 2020 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards winner. PCA awarded the company’s innovative P84 ® HT polyimide fibre second place as the Ultimate Filter for cement kiln baghouses. P84 ® HT fibres feature a unique multilobal design that provides the largest surface area available in the market, claims the Evonik. Due to th...

Cemex awarded grant for carbon capture project at Balcones plant

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has been awarded a grant to research and develop carbon capture technology at its Balcones cement plant in Texas, USA. Cemex is partnering with Membrane Technology & Research Inc in an 18-month study that will trial a new membrane technology to capture CO 2 . "At Cemex, sustainability is embedded in our operations, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon f...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 pe...

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signs environmental MoUs

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Environment and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka to support the government’s sustainability agenda. INSEE Cement, under the patronage of Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment, has formalised two private-public partnership (PPP) projects supporting the government’s susta...

Cemex and Carbon Upcycling to increase industrial waste use

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has signed an agreement with Carbon Upcycling Technologies to improve processing of residue or byproducts from industrial processes and to capture CO 2 to produce nanomaterials and low-CO 2 concretes. Cemex Ventures will work with Carbon Upcycling Technologies  to increase the 3Mta of industrial residue that Cemex uses for cement and concrete additions, and therefore...

LafargeHolcim to build first CC facility at Carboneras plant

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will begin to build the first carbon capture facility at its Carboneras plant in Almería, Spain, at the end of the year. It will use British Carbon Clean technology and the captured carbon will be used to improve the agricultural performance of the greenhouses in the province. The installation will initially capture 10 per cent of the 700,000t of CO2 emissions by the plant, but ...