Cement News tagged: Environmental

Emirates RDF set to begin production

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Emirates RDF, a partnership between leading water treatment expert Besi, Griffin Refineries and Tech Group Eco, has announced that it is set to start the production of alternative fuel at its facility in Umm Al Quwain, UAE. The household waste collected will be converted into RDF and used as a fuel in cement factories. Once operational from 1 October, Emirates RDF will able to handle ove...

The GCCA participates in UN Secretary-General's Climate Action roundtable

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)  participated in the UN Secretary-General’s high-level roundtable on climate action, joining world leaders as a part of the 75 th session of the UN General Assembly. As the climate crisis continues to impact on the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a roundtable of around 20 global leaders from government, busines...

Cemex's targets 55% fall in CO2 emissions in Europe by 2030

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that it is the first company in the cement sector to target a CO 2 reduction in its European operations of at least 55 per cent by 2030. Cemex welcomes the recent commitment from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s landmark State of the Union address and is pleased to align with the new European Union (EU) aspirations and targets.  Cemex's Eur...

Wenxi Jidong Haitian Cement completes mine restoration

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s Wenxi Jidong Haitian Cement has restored one of its mines by investing around CNY4m (US$586,000) over three years to plant 20,000 trees and grow enough grass to cover 110,000m 2 . The state-owned company was responding to the government’s call to restore the environment to deserted mines, according to China Daily. "We thought it would be an easy task, just to buy some saplings and g...

Cemtech sheds light on renewable energy and cutting-edge CCUS technology

Cemtech sheds light on renewable energy and cutting-edge CCUS technology

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Day 3 of the Cemtech virtual conference “Decarbonising the cement industry. Pathways to a sustainable future” focussed during its morning session on bringing renewable energy to the cement industry. Turboden of Italy introduced the organic Rankine cycle technology, explaining both the technological and economic aspects of ORC-based waste heat recovery systems for the cement industry. The compa...

Dangote Cement PLC offers transparency for 2019 Annual and Sustainability Report

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement offered transparency of the facts behind the figures of its combined Annual and Sustainability Report of 2019 in a webinar. The report was presented online yesterday to the capital market stakeholders.  Michel Puchercos, Dangote Cement’s general managing director, said: "We continue our efforts on sustainability and governance with our seven sustainability pillars – 'The Dang...

Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

Department of Energy announces further funding for carbon capture project

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Energy has announced additional funding for the carbon capture research and development project at LafargeHolcim’s plant in Florence, Colorado. The US$1.5m fund supports the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO 2 MENT Colorado Project. The project is being deployed in partnership with Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc, Oxy Low ...

UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to GCCA's 2050 Climate Ambition

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, as a founding member of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), has committed to the ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ announced by GCCA on behalf of all its member companies. The GCCA’s ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ is the member companies’ commitment to drive down the CO 2 footprint of their operations and products, and their collective aspiration to deliver societ...

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The ...

LafargeHolcim joins SBTi and sets new 2030 CO2 targets

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C,” becoming the first global building materials company to sign the pledge with intermediate targets for 2030, validated by SBTi.  In its 2030 goals LafargeHolcim is further lowering its target for CO 2  intensity in cement to 475kg net CO 2  per tonne of cementitious material (net CO...

Roanoke Cement honoured in PCA's Energy and Environment awards

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry recognised Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) (Titan America) with top honours for Outreach in the 2020 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards this week.   The Outreach category honours activities that enhance community, employee, and government relations. The award was formally announced during a virtual presentation by the PCA held o...

Cemex Ventures to work with Carbon Clean on affordable carbon capture

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures (Cemex group) has signed an agreement with Carbon Clean, a leader in low-cost modular carbon dioxide capture and separation technology, aimed at developing a carbon capture solution for the cement industry that lies below the line of US$30/t cost of CO 2 captured.   The ambitious target of making carbon capture technology accessible and more efficient would be an unprecedented ...

The PCA awards Holly Hill plant with Land Stewardship Award

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded LafargeHolcim's Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina, USA, with its 2020 Land Stewardship award. The annual honour recognises an industry participant that "goes above and beyond" what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility. The award is the result of Holly Hill's multi-year, multi-million-dollar effort to redivert a...

TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several ministries and 16 organisations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission by at least 300,000t CO 2 by 2022 through clinker substitution. The MoU is for "The Integrating Collaboration on Climate Change Management for Thailand Achieving Target of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction-Indu...

Cement sector pushes up Vietnam's CO2 emissions forecast for 2030

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam has submitted its forecast for CO 2 emissions by 2030 to the United Nations and has factored in the cement sector for the first time. Under the new plan the country only expects to cut its greenhouse gas emissions growth by nine per cent or nearly 84Mt of CO 2 by 2030 compared to its projections using 2014 as a baseline. Emissions are still expected to grow by 844Mt of CO 2 during t...

Ramco Cements installs new 9MW WHR unit

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a 9MW waste heat recovery unit at its Jayanthipuram cement plant in Andhra Pradesh. Two more 9MW waste heat recovery systems are being installed at Jayanthipuram and are expected be commissioned in the coming months. "The installation of waste heat recovery systems in our plants will help us reduce the power cost. Besides savings in power cost, it also...