Cement News tagged: Environmental

Baltic CCS project gains EU recognition

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

A cement carbon capture project in Lithuania and Latvia has been granted Project of Common Interest (PCI) status by the European Commission, recognising it as a project that will significantly contribute to EU energy policy and climate goals, reports the Lithuanian News Agency. The project has been developed by CCS Baltic Consortium, consisting of Akmenes cementas AB , KN Energies AB, Larvik ...

Suzanne Starbuck

Holcim breaks ground on GO4ZERO plant

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has broken ground on its state-of-the-art GO4ZERO plant in Obourg , Belgium. The plant, which marks an investment of more than EUR500m, is expected to produce 2Mta of net-zero cement by 2029.  According to Holcim, the GO4ZERO project transforms cement manufacturing at every stage of the process. Accelerating decarbonised energy use, more than 95 per cent of its energy will be sou...

Peter Bell

Holcim France steps up decarbonisation investments

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying an extra EUR60m to continue the decarbonisation of its industrial sites in France. These funds also come in addition to the EUR200m already invested over the last three years.  This major investment plan in favour of the decarbonisation of operations in France and the circular economy will make it possible to develop new technological and industrial platforms aimed at im...

Peter Bell

ENVEA acquires Asia Pacific Air Quality Group

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Environmental management solutions company ENVEA has acquired Asia Pacific Air Quality Group (APAQ Group). ENVEA views the acquisition as core to developing its presence and reach in Asia, and is complementary to its existing product portfolio, technology offering and customer base. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. APAQ Group is a specialist air quality business ba...

CEMEX and MPP collaborate on decarbonisation Suzanne Starbuck

CEMEX and MPP collaborate on decarbonisation

16 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), in partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund, are collaborating to conduct an analysis of the potential of decarbonisation levers at CEMEX’s Balcones cement plant in Texas. According to CEMEX, this analysis aims to accelerate the company’s commitment to achieving net-zero CO 2 emissions by 2050. There are various technological pathways to ...

Suzanne Starbuck

C-Capture partners with Heidelberg Materials on carbon capture trial

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

C-Capture, a UK-based developer of next generation technology for carbon dioxide removal, has launched a new carbon capture trial in partnership with Heidelberg Materials . The trial, which utilises C-Capture’s innovative solution for industrial decarbonisation, is taking place at Heidelberg Materials' cement plant in Ketton , Lincolnshire, UK.  It forms part of C-Capture’s national proj...

CEMEX leads the field in WBA climate and energy benchmark Suzanne Starbuck

CEMEX leads the field in WBA climate and energy benchmark

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised as the industry’s top-scoring company in the World Benchmarking Alliance’s 2024 Climate and Energy Benchmark. According to the company, this recognition demonstrates CEMEX’s commitment to transitioning to a lower-carbon cement industry, with the aim of becoming a net-zero CO 2  company by 2050. The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) measured and ranked 91...

GCCA announces new partnerships

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

New partnerships between cement manufacturers and tech start-ups, to work together on the development of low carbon concrete, have been announced by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). EnviCore, based in Canada, Queens Carbon and Chement, both in the USA, and NeoCrete in New Zealand, were all shortlisted last year, as part of the GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge Programme. The...

Peter Bell

FIDEtechnology launches low carbon grinding mill

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

FIDEtechnology, a pioneering start-up dedicated to decarbonising the construction industry, has introduced its revolutionary Low Carbon (LC) Grinding Mill to the cement sector. The debut of the LC Mill prototype occurred at the prestigious Innovandi annual technology and research gathering hosted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausan...

Peter Bell

Dyckerhoff plans major Deuna cement carbon capture installation

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

During the visit of Thuringia's Prime Minister, Bodo Ramelow, at the Dyckerhoff 's Deuna cement plant on 2 May, Dyckerhoff's Managing Director, Patrick Klein, announced that Dyckerhoff is planning to invest around EUR350m in the construction of a carbon capture installation at its Deuna plant in Thuringia. "Once the investment is completed, the Dyckerhoff plant in Deuna will be one of the f...

Power Cement to acquire solar power plant at Sindh

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd (PCL) has signed a term sheet with Burj Solar (Pat) Ltd for the development and financing of a 9.6MW wind power project at Deh KaloKohar, Nooriabad Industrial Estate, District Dadu (Sindh), Pakistan. The project aims to reduce approximately 15,000t of carbon emissions annually while generating around 30GWh of clean energy annually. "This project aims to reduce our reliance ...

Muriel Bal

Wietersdorf invests in renewable power in Slovenia

03 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Austria-based Wietersdorfer Group will be participating with Austrian experts in the energy sector to achieve its goal in producing carbon-neutral cement by 2035. Through AAE Gamit, a specialist in renewable energy projects, Wietersdorfer Group will implement wind and solar power projects in Primorska region, Slovenia. Together with Energie AG Oberösterreich and the ÖKOENERGIE Group from W...

Muriel Bal

New research shows heavy industries key to decarbonisation

01 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)’s first Heavy Industries Benchmark report reveals that emission intensity by heavy industry companies are currently not aligned with the 1.5°C carbon reduction strategy as there is currently a lack of investment in market-ready technologies. However, good practice provides hope that robust transition planning is possible throughout sectors. The heavy ind...

Peter Bell

Cementir Group launches D-Carb® for white cement

26 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementir has launched a new Aalborg White Cement with a lower carbon footprint, D-Carb ® , which presents a 15 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions when compared with CEM I 52.5R. D-Carb ® is the first white cement in the market to match a lower-carbon footprint with high performances at early ages, claims Cementir. It is available in European markets before being launched globally. "We...

Peter Bell

Ultra-fine low-carbon cementitious material developed

25 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Researchers at Anhui Southern Cement Co, China, have developed an ultra-fine low-carbon cementitious material that can be used to improve the properties of concrete and cement. The new material is made from slag powder and fly ash, waste products from the steel and coal industries. This study found that replacing cement with new materials can effectively improve the mechanical properties ...

Suzanne Starbuck

Carbon Upcycling makes milestone fly ash delivery

24 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Canada-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a leader in circular decarbonisation solutions for hard-to-abate sectors including cement, steel and mining, has made its first delivery in 2024 of 200t of CO 2 -enhanced fly ash to construction materials company BURNCO Rock Products, as part of an initiative to deploy low-carbon concrete in the City of Calgary. This delivery marks a significant...