Cement News tagged: Environmental

Titan Cement Group joins Business Ambition for 1.5°C

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group signed 'Business Ambition for 1.5˚C', a global campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, joining a number of leading companies worldwide that are committed to keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.   By signing Business Ambition for 1.5°C, Tit...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “C...

ECOncrete Tech and LafargeHolcim US form partnership

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

ECOncrete Tech Ltd and LafargeHolcim (Holcim) in the US have joined forces to design and produce an ecologically beneficial concrete scour protection unit for offshore wind turbine foundations. The Biden Administration set the goal of creating 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use , an effort which, to achieve sustainably, should use be...

GCCA accelerates global CO2 emission reduction

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO 2 emissions by a further 25 per cent by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050, says the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)   The move by the members of the GCCA marks the biggest global comm...

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In a study, funded partly by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, and Brazil’s University of Pará, have found that CO2 emissions can be reduced during cement production by up to two-thirds by adding Belterra clay, unused overburden from bauxite mining. "This layer of clay can be up to 30 metres thick and covers the bauxite deposits in...

Titan receives its first LNG tractor for cement transport

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has acquired its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor for cement transport within Greece, a pilot action in collaboration with BlueFuel and the Sarakakis Business Group, importer of Volvo equipment. In addition to the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, through the use of LNG in heavy vehicles, a reduction of up to 25 per cent in CO 2 emissions is achieved. ...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the schem...

SBTi validates Cemex's 2030 global emission targets

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has validated Cemex’s 2030 global emissions targets. Cemex’s targets are in accordance with the Paris Agreement, citing global warming to well below 2˚C and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5˚C. Cemex has a net greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target of 40 per cent by 2030 compared to its 1990 base line. Under scope 1, this mean...

Taiwan Cement Corp invests TWD22.3bn in renewable energy

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has approved three major renewable energy investments, representing a total value of TWD22.3bn (US$799.4m). The company will invest TWD5.5bn on installing large storage systems at its Su’ao plant in Yilan and its Hoping unit in Hualien – resulting in the largest in Taiwan when combined. A 100MW/250MWh storage system will be built at Hoping, representing an investment...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd plans solar investment to reduce its CO2 footprint

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, is ensuring its energy security through increasing its share of solar-based electricity in the total energy mix. The company has been sourcing solar power from a 10.1MW power plant at its premises.   During the last two fiscal years, the company consumed about 13,000MWh of green solar power, which mitigated around 10...

Cimpor to install solar plants at its Portugal works

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s Cimpor has announced that it will install a photovoltaic plant at each of its three production units in the country. The project is part of an investment package that could exceed EUR130m over the next decade. It will see the installation of 1MW of power for self-consumption at each plant, with the conclusion of the installation expected by the end of the year. An estimated expan...

Ribblesdale cement plant hosts first UK net-zero commercial fuel trial

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK cement kiln has successfully been operated using a net zero fuel as part of a world-first demonstration using hydrogen technology.   Led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Hanson UK and funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial used a mix of 100 per cent net zero fuels for commercial-scale cement manufacture for the first time. The ...

GCCA becomes an accelerator of the UN backed Race to Zero campaign

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

As part of New York Climate Week, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) will become an accelerator of the United Nations (UN) backed Race to Zero campaign, which calls for accelerating the halving of global emissions by 2030 and pledging to reach net zero by 2050. The GCCA, which represents 80 per cent of the international concrete and cement industry outside China and some o...

California enacts legislation to reduce cement industry emissions

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed key legislation to eliminate carbon pollution from cement used, according to NRDC. Senate Bill 596 directs the California Air Resources Board to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions associated with cement within California by 2045 at the latest, as well as to establish interim targets. The bill fol...

Titan forms joint venture with Terna Energy

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group and Terna Energy, in a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for the PPPs of the Mechanical & Biological Waste Treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. On 22 September the joint venture submitted letters of interest to participate in the first phase of the tender process for the MBTs of the Central Circular Economy Park in Attica and ...

UltraTech Cement targets 100% renewables for electricity by 2050

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced its commitment to Climate Group’s RE100 initiative at Climate Week NYC 2021. As part of this commitment, UltraTech targets to meet 100 per cent of its electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050.   RE100, led by Climate Group in partnership with CDP, brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100 per cent renewabl...