Cement News tagged: Environmental

Converge tackles decarbonisation through AI

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Specialist decarbonisation investor OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI) has led an investment round of over GBP15m (US$18.9m) for UK-based technology company Converge. Converge uses AI and reality capture devices to make construction more efficient, safe and sustainable. Its flagship AI platform – ConstructionDNA – is powered by real-time data from reality capture devices embedded throughout th...

Taiwan Cement shifts focus to green energy and waste

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) saw its cement revenue on mainland China fall by 7.8 per cent YoY in the opening quarter of 2022 with the sales volume over the same period contracting by 24.1 per cent, according to Nelson Chang, chairman of TCC, speaking at the company’s annual general meeting on 26 May, 2022. Cement prices in the 1Q22 improved by 18 per cent, but this did little to offset the 195 ...

Sinoma Overseas Development completes SCR project

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Sinoma Overseas Development’s selective catalytic reduction ( SCR) denitrification project with Lanfeng No2 cement production line in Sichuan, China, has been successfully completed.   This ultra-low emission renovation project for air pollutants of cement kiln contracted by Sinoma Overseas passed the performance test before being transferred to the owner, with all indicators reachin...

Solidia Technologies® receives US DoE grant for CCUS and SCM research

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Solidia Technologies ® has unveiled plans to widen applications of low-carbon manufacturing technologies for building materials, with support of a US$2.1m grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE). The New Jersey-based firm wants to use its new funds to develop processes for producing synthetic supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) through direct capture and the utilisation of ...

Consultation set for Shoreham Cement Works redevelopment

Consultation set for Shoreham Cement Works redevelopment

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), UK, is launching an eight-week public consultation on how West Sussex’s largest brownfield site, the former Shoreham Cement Works, is redeveloped. SDNPA has drawn up an 'Area Action Plan' for the cement works, which is privately owned by an aggregate company, called the Dudman group. South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith, who has called for the ...

Cementos Molins to implement an energy management system

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Indusrials’ strategy in favours sustainability and the fight against climate change has recently entered a new stage with the decision to implement an Energy Management System (SGEn), according to the requirements and guidelines established in the UNE-EN standard. ISO50001:2018.  The decision, a direct consequence of the energy policy that the company has just approved,...

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Kolos Cement in Mauritius  has launched its   'Retourn to Plastik' campaign in the presence of officers from the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Kolos has launched the palletless system, a first in the Indian Ocean region in terms of packaging technology that will rethink its modes of operations and measure the impact of the company’s actions for sust...

Cemex and Coolbrook to work on electric cement kiln

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it expects to work with Coolbrook to test their patented technology that uses electricity in place of fossil fuels in the heating process of cement production. The companies have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine their expertise to develop optimal electric process heating solutions that can be applied in the cement manufacturing process. Coolbroo...

HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ wins award

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s ReConcrete-360˚ concept has scooped the German Innovation Award for Climate and Environment (IKU) in the category ‘Process Innovations for Climate Protection’. ReConcrete-360˚ involves crushing demolished concrete using novel processes and selectively separating it into its components, including sand and gravel, and hardened cement paste. These can then be reused as a low-ca...

Lafarge Egypt and Lumika sign US$93m solar power pact

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim-owned Lafarge Egypt has signed a US$93m long-term agreement with Lumika Renewables Egypt, part of the AP Moller Egypt, to generate 140GWh of solar energy annually, according to Mist News. The two companies will establish a new 50MW power plant – the first plant owned by Lumika in Egypt. The plant will enable Lafarge to use clean energy for 50 per cent of its cement works’ energy consu...

FICEM reaffirms commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

FICEM has joined forces with the UN-backed Race to Zero initiative, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ASTM International and the International Finance Corp (IFC) to achieve cement and concrete carbon neutrality by 2050 in Latin America, including the Caribbean. Hosted by the University of Miami, the Latin American cement association gathered key industry figures on 5 May 2022 to promote...

Hanson UK and Shell sign net zero MoU

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement Gropup ) and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to explore opportunities that help facilitate the construction industry’s transition to net zero emissions. The two industry leaders have a mutual ambition to play a key role in decarbonising the road and construction sectors. Through the MoU, they aim to bring their diverse...

Cemex Ventures increases its investment in Carbon Clean

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Cemex Ventures, its corporate venture capital and open innovation unit, is increasing its investment in Carbon Clean. Cemex Ventures has been an early-stage investor in Carbon Clean and used the opportunity of the latest Series C funding round to increase its investment further.  "We are happy to increase our investment in Carbon Clean, recognising its significa...

GCCA starts open challenge race to net zero for six start-ups

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.  The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. They have joined forces with wor...

Lhoist partner with Air Liquide for Carbon capture project

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lhiost is partnering with Air Liquide to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonisation project of lime production in France. As part of this project, Air Liquide would build and operate a Cryocap™ FG (Flue Gas) unit to capture and purify 95 per cent of the CO 2 arising from Lhoist’s production unit in Réty. Lhoist will be able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the plant by more than 600,000tpa...

CS-Pozzolan-Perlite attracts cement producer interest

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Sunrise Resources, a mineral exploration and development firm in Macclesfield, UK, is in talks with two US cement companies over supplying them with materials from its US sites as the country’s construction industry looks for more eco-friendly raw materials. The company has mined various sites in Canada, Finland, Ireland and Australia, but is now focussing on the development of its CS Pozzo...