Cement News tagged: Environmental

Holcim invests in Blue Planet Systems Corp

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its financial investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation, a US-based start-up whose patented mineralisation technology is a unique scalable method for capturing and permanently sequestering millions of tonnes of CO 2 .  Blue Planet claims its technology permanently locks up to 440kg of CO 2 into every tonne of synthetic aggregate it produces, opening the ...

Cemex chooses green fuels for French material transport

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex France is strongly encouraging its regular carriers to favour 'green' fuels  such as biogas and biofuel, or electricity for the transport of materials. Since the spring of 2022 in France, the Cemex vehicles used (dump truck, mixer truck or even electric semi-trailer) in this initative have been marked with specific markings. “One of our transporters in Ile-de-France also uses a se...

Holcim’s Martes-Tolosane plant increases waste treatment facility

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Martes-Tolosane plant in France has doubled its waste treatment capacity with the recent modernisation of the kiln with the help of Geocycle. The enhanced capacity will allow the plant to recycle 100,000t of waste (versus an earlier capacity of 40,000t) from 2022. The recycling of the waste, mainly solid recovered fuels (SRF), will not only reduce the reliance on natural re...

Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always...

Ecocem questions UK Government's CO2 regulations for new homes and buildings

Ecocem questions UK Government's CO2 regulations for new homes and buildings

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has questioned whether the new UK Government regulations (15 June 2022) for new homes and buildings in England to produce significantly less CO 2 go far enough? Ecocem advises that embodied carbon, meaning the CO 2 emissions released over the whole lifecycle of a building, should be adopted alongside carbon emissions for building materials. According to the World Green Building Cou...

Lucky Cement plans Karachi renewable energy project

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that the Board of Directors of Lucky cement, in its emergent meeting on 11 June 2022, has authorised the management of the company to undertake a feasibility study for a renewable energy project at its cement plant in Karachi, including wind and solar power. General Manager Finance and Company Secretary of Lucky Cement, Faisa...

Holcim Croatia joins virtual power plant group

Holcim Croatia joins virtual power plant group

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Komoračno cement plant is contributing to the integration of renewable energy in Croatia by joining KOER, a virtual power plant aggregator that adjusts electricity consumption on demand. Holcim’ s plant in Komoračno on Croatia’s Istria peninsula has long been working on resource efficiency solutions. More than 20 years ago it started using ash and gypsum from the nearby Plomin c...

dy-pack wins EUROSAC Gold Award

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After two years of social distancing, the members of EUROSAC got together for a physical congress on 20 May in Bilbao, Spain. Under the theme 'Paper sacks on the move!', around 130 participants discussed recent developments for the fastdeveloping paper sack and sack kraft paper industry. In the focus of discourse were challenges and opportunities of paper sack recycling in Europe. As one hig...

Polysius wins CI4C order for oxyfuel system at Mergelstetten

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The research company CI4C (Cement Innovation for Climate), founded by the four cement manufacturers  Dyckerhoff GmbH  ( Buzzi Unicem SpA ),  HeidelbergCement AG ,  Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG  and  Vicat SA , has commissioned thyssenkrupp's Polysius business unit to build a polysius ®  pure oxyfuel kiln system on the site of Schwenk Zement's Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. ...

Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science b...

Tarmac trials fuel conditioner innovation

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The board of the directors of Tarmac ( CRH group ) is commencing a significant trial of the SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner. The ground-breaking fuel conditioner is being trialled as part of Tarmac’s ongoing corporate commitment to reduce emissions across its nationwide fleet of heavy goods vehicles. Working with fuel technology specialist partner SulNOx Group Plc, the business is using an inno...

ACC Ltd releases ACC Gold Water Shield

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd  ( Holcim Group ) has developed ACC Gold Water Shield, which is the country’s first specially-formulated cement with high-quality water-repelling properties. The product ensures that structures made with it are durable and protected from dampness or seepage. ACC Gold Water Shield is specially formulated cement with high-quality water-repellent properties. With water repellence engine...

Cemex inaugurates Climafuel facility at Rugby works

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex ’s cement plant in Rugby, UK, will operate fully on alternative fuels (AF) following the inauguration of its new Climafuel facility. This significant investment aims to enable the plant to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, producing carbon savings equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 135,000 cars. Climafuel is a waste-derived fuel made using residual and commercial waste tha...

C-Capture on trial at Ketton plant

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson ’s Ketton cement plant in Rutland, UK, is part of a new carbon capture project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation. The multi-industry initiative will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture CO 2 , installed at a number of sites across the ...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cen...

Cembureau unveils 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap for quarries

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cembureau has released its 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap, setting out its vision for biodiversity in and around quarries over the coming years. Through the roadmap, the European cement industry aims to help put a stop to biodiversity loss during the lifecycle of a quarry using rehabilitation processes. According to the association, going above and beyond legal requirements can ensure that new habi...