Cement News tagged: Environmental

New Cuban facility begins production of green cement

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

After several months of tests, a new plant installed at the Marta Abreu University in Las Villas, Cuba, has begun the production of low-carbon cement (LC3). The main components of the cement are clinker, calcined clay, limestone and gypsum. At present, the plant produces around 4tpd of LC3, but production is expected to double once the new facility is fully operational.

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, ...

LafargeHolcim Maroc voted Top Performers for CSR

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc was named Top Performers for Corporate Social Rrsponsibility (CSR) 2020 by Vigeo Eiris, the independent rating agency in the areas of environment, social and governance. Vigeo honoured LafargeHolcim Morocco for its performance in terms of environmental strategy and protection of biodiversity, continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work, prevention o...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious b...

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

LafargeHolcim expands carbon capture projects

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's portfolio of carbon capture projects was strengthened with the US Department of Energy's national Energy Laboratory Technology’s (DOE-NETL) announcement that it will support the LafargeHolcim CO 2 MENT Colorado project.  LafargeHolcim has gathered a consortium of partners that include Svante Inc, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC  and Total to complete a study to assess the viabil...

No more plastic cement packaging in Tunisia

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has repealed its joint order with the Ministry of Commerce that authorises the packaging of cement in plastic bags. The decision has been submitted to the Presidency of Governmnet for publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Tunisia.

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

PCA promotes Portland-limestone cement

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). Manufactured with more limestone than OPC Type I, PLC emits 10 per cent less greenhouse gases than OPC to manufacture. "PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-qualit...

GCCA highlights clean energy transition and biodiversity

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

At the second day of the Global Cement and Concrete Association's (GCCA) annual conference, cement producers were advised to be optimistic about the challenge of creating clean energy transitions, while also being asked to be more active in supporting biodiversity and pursue a more proactive decarbonisation drive. Keynote speaker, Dr Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Divi...

Cement sector urged to act now on climate change at GCCA Conference

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Speaking at The Global Cement and Concrete Association’s (GCCA) third annual conference - Towards Building the Sustainable World of Tomorrow, Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments, urged the cement sector to act now on climate change and to work together to turn risks into opportunities.  As the keynote speaker, Dr Rangarajan gave her vi...

UK Concrete and cement industry launches 'Roadmap to beyond Net Zero'

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The UK concrete and cement industry has launched a roadmap to become net negative by 2050, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.   The UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), has identified that net zero can be met through decarbonised electricity and transport networks, fuel switching, greater use of low-carbon cements and concrete...

Cemex to trial solar cement plant

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex and Synhelion SA have developed a groundbreaking technology designed to fully decarbonise the cement manufacturing process based on solar energy.  The new approach is based on replacing the use of fossil fuels in cement plants with high-temperature solar heat, and capturing 100 per cent of the carbon emissions, enabling cement manufacturing to achieve net-zero level. This is made poss...

Cemex has decarbonisation roadmap validated by Carbon Trust

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex announces that the Carbon Trust has validated its roadmap to decarbonise global operations in line with the Sectoral Decarbonisation Approach (SDA) 2-degree scenario (2DS) developed by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The validated roadmap would enable the company to achieve a 35 per cent reduction of net carbon emissions by 2030.   The validation scope included Cemex’s worldwid...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon house contract

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a pioneer in low-carbon cement, has announced the signing of a pilot contract for the use of its low-carbon cement with Immobilière 3F and Groupe GCC. Immobilière 3F, the leading player in social housing in France, has teamed up with Hoffmann Green partner GCC for a pilot contract to experiment with the use of low-carbon cements in the construction of ...

Maple Leaf looks to expand WHR capacity

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd has announced plans to expand capacity at its waste heat recovery plant to 25MW from 16MW. The project is expected to be worth INR1.8bn (US$24.38m) and is likely to be financed through debt. Sayeed Tariq Saigol, CEO, stated that the company has always endeavoured to reduce production costs and increasing its electricity production through the wast...

BillerudKorsnäs reduces CO2 emissions by 5.4Mta

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

A study led by Peter Holmgren, forestry specialist and former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), shows that BillerudKorsnäs' sales of cardboard, paper and pulp contribute to an annual reduction of 5.4Mt of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This corresponds to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Swedish steel industry, or one third of ...

Union Bridge plant wins PCA's Overall Environmental Excellence Award

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson is proud to announce its cement plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, has won the Overall Environmental Excellence Award as part of the 2020 Energy and Environment Awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The awards recognise outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. Submissions from plants across the U S were evalu...