Cement News tagged: Environmental

Cembureau to engage on Fit for 55 legislative package

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, is ready to engage on the Fit for 55 legislative package published by the European Commission on 14 July. "Delivering deep emission cuts by 2030 is a major challenge. It requires a coherent package that boosts the take-up of low-carbon technologies while addressing the risk of carbon leakage, at a time when the EU is increasing i...

Cemex begins international green hydrogen project

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex, renewable energy company Enertrag, and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching 'Concrete Chemicals', a new hydrogen project to decarbonise the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to r...

Steel producer starts blastfurnace slag supply to French cement plant

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A French cement plant has taken a first order for 50,000t of blastfurnace slag from Liberty Galați of Romania. The slag will be converted into low-carbon cement to lower the cement producer's carbon footprint. A first ship loaded with blastfurnace slag, from Liberty Galati's steel facilities, was recently transported to the French cement manufacturer.  The steel producer’s new proce...

Titan's Greek plants gain Platinum rating for zero waste

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The highest Platinum rating (Zero Waste) under the 'Zero Waste to Landfill' standard has been awarded to all of Titan's cement plants in Greece.  The certification, carried out by Eurocert, reaffirms the excellent environmental performance of Titan's plants and rewards a practice already adopted to divert virtually 100 per cent of plant waste from landfill. This is achieved through initiati...

Howden joins Hydrogen Council initiative

Howden joins Hydrogen Council initiative

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Howden has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative. The council aims to support collaboration between governments, industry and investors to promote the role of hydrogen solutions in the energy transition towards a more sustainable future.   The development of the hydrogen ecosystem requires the involvement of a wide variety of stakeholders so it can scale up, flourish an...

China and Canada collaborate for carbon capture

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new collaboration between China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and Canada's International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology for the global cement industry, according to a press release. The first initiative under the agreement will aid CBMA in applying the Knowledge Centre's mod...

Sweden's Supreme Land and Environmental Court rejects Cementa mining application

Sweden's Supreme Land and Environmental Court rejects Cementa mining application

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swedish Supreme Land and Environmental Court has rejected Cementa's application to renew its permit to mine limestone at the company’s existing quarries in Slite, Gotland. The court has rejected the application on the grounds that the impact of the operation on groundwater has not been sufficiently investigated. Cementa's application for a renewed mining permit for the operations in Slit...

Fortescue Metals Group to diversify into green cement

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia-based iron ore mining specialist Fortescue Metals Group says it has produced both green iron and green cement in trials that are part of the company's plans to become a major player in the green energy sector. One of the trial decarbonisation projects being run by Fortescue Future Industries's (FFI) has produced high-purity green iron from Fortescue iron ore, and waste from th...

Extinction Rebellion target LafargeHolcim's Paris facility

05 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Members of Extinction Rebellion protested at LafargeHolcim’s ready-mix concrete operations in Paris, last week, denouncing what they called the firm's environmentally damaging pursuit of profit. The protest forced the company to halt operations at the Port de Javel site and divert trucks to another site. Loic Leuliette, a spokesperson for LafargeHolcim France, said the company was invest...

UltraTech’s Reddipalayam plant reaches a TSR of 25%

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement’s Reddipalayam plant in Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu, now meets 25 per cent of its fuel requirement through the utilisation of waste materials from municipal corporations and industries. The unit has also successfully reduced CO 2 emissions by 2250tpa, according to the company. The unit sources waste from 11 local municipalities, including Ariyalur, Erode, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, P...

Bestway Cement commissions solar power plant

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Bestway Cement and Reon Energy Ltd commissioned a 14.3MW captive solar power project at the producer’s unit in Farooqia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The plant is reportedly part of a 50MW project deal dispersed across Bestway’s four locations in Farooqia, Chakwal, Kallar Kahar and Hattar. The new solar power plant is expected to generate around 78,385MWh annually, which would cut around ...

Ghana's EPA shuts down operations at Empire Cement

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency shut down the operations of Empire Cement on Friday after it began operations without a permit, according to the Ghana News Agency. The company was reportedly provided with an interim permit to manufacture packaging but entered into cement production. Workers at the factory stated that they were not aware that it did not have a permit.

Cemex sets aggressive new 2030 carbon emission targets

25 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has set a more aggressive carbon reduction target of below 475kg of CO 2 per tonne of clinker produced, approximately a 40 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions by 2030. The new target is below the two degree global warming scenario of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Cemex is also planning to set a new target of 520kg of CO 2 /t of clinker produced by 2025, equivalent of...

Caribbean Cement signs MoU for tyre usage

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Jamaican government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Caribbean Cement Co for the usage of end-of-life pneumatic tyres. The company will take used tyres from landfills and convert them into an alternative fuel. Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that more than 2m used tyres are generated in Jamaica per year and landfills receive approximately 185,700 tyres per year. Carib...

CEMBUREAU states concern for CBAM Fit for 55 package

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry fully supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, says the industry association, C EMBUREAU . In its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the cement sector commits to CO 2 emissions reduction targets by 2030 and works towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve these objectives, establishing viable business cases that secure continued growth and employm...

LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will al...