Cement News tagged: Environmental

Siam City Cement Group signs biodiversity MoU with IUCN

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have extended their partnership for another three years by formalising a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 plan, targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal...

Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per...

RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new te...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainabi...

Cemex's restored quarries bear fruit

Cemex's restored quarries bear fruit

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex's commitment to considered and high-quality restoration of its quarries has resulted in the harvesting of olive oil, citrus fruits and grapes from locations in Croatia and Spain. In Split, Croatia, Cemex organised a volunteering activity in the olive groves located in its quarry, in cooperation with the Agricultural and Veterans' Cooperative Lintar. In a few hours, seven teams of...

Domicem wins Energy Award for solar power plant

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Domicem cement plant (Colacem group) has received the award of excellence in the Energy Rinnovabili category, for the project "Improvement in solar park control systems", in the 202 the National Award for Clean Productions, awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with other institutions of the Dominican Republic. The 1.5MW solar power plant was ...

Narsingarh clinker plant commissions alternative fuel plant

Narsingarh clinker plant commissions alternative fuel plant

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has commissioned a state-of-the-art alternate fuels facility. The recently-commissioned alternative fuel plant will receive, store and feed fuel material at the Narsingarh clinker unit with an investment of INR160m (US$2.157m), will enable the company to achieve a thermal substitution rate (TSR) of approximately five per cent in the first phase and the same will be rampe...

Cemex uses renewable diesel at California operations

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex continues to expand its use of low carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations using renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action programme aimed at reducing CO 2  emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. "At Cemex, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO 2  emissions across our value chain, and alternative fu...

Gotland county sets new requirements for Cementa

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Gotland’s county administrative board in Sweden has announced new requirements for cement producer Cementa in its new permit application for the company’s Slite plant. Cementa will have to report how much limestone it can quarry on site and how much can be brought from elsewhere. The board also requires an explanation how lake Tingstäde Träsk is affected by the quarrying and whether it is pos...

Pan-United Corporation and Shell sign decarbonisation MoU

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Pan-United Corporation Ltd and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore various decarbonisation solutions in the construction and urban solutions industries. The collaboration is expected to create benefits in terms of decarbonisation in the built environment through the creation of possible new business models and market opportunities....

UltraTech Cement wins 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Award 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has been recognised with the Leaders Award in the Mega Large Business, Process Sector category, at the 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2021.   The Sustainability 4.0 Awards recognise efforts of companies that incorporate sustainability principles into their business culture. UltraTech received the Leaders Award for its holistic approach to sustai...

Rudnik Uglja to switch to cement production

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Montenegro-based coal mining company Rudnik Uglja has said it will phase out its coal mining activities and switch to cement production. To achieve this change, which is in line with its plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company is looking into a strategic partnership.

Caribbean Cement to burn waste tyres

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) had signed an agreement for CCCL to use tyres from the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, to help fire its kilns for the manufacture of Portland cement. There are more than 2m tyres at Riverton to dispose of. There are also more at other landfills across the island. The project will reduce Caribbean Cement’s carbon emissions.

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow pour first ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow have conducted their first pour of Exegy® ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK. Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Construction’s Exegy ® ultra-low carbon concrete range, and is already being used on a pilot site of the Grand Paris Express and in the construction of the Athletes’ Village in Paris for su...

Power Cement sign deal for 7MW power plant

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has signed an agreement to set up a 7MW solar power plant at its existing site in Jamshoroo, Sindh state, Pakistan. Power Cement has decided to explore environment-friendly renewable energy solutions without incurring any major capital expenditures. " The company has signed an agreement with Burj Solar Energy (Private) Ltd for procurement of electricity on a fixed tariff (...

Pan-United forms partnership for hydrogen truck fleet

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Pan-United Concrete, a subsidiary of Pan-United Corp Ltd, and Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd, one of the largest Asia-based global urban, infrastructure, and managed services consulting firms, have entered into a Project Development Partnership Agreement to study the feasibility of using electric and hydrogen fuel cells to power a fleet of more than 1000 trucks moving its concrete business in Singapo...