Cement News tagged: Environmental

Fortera carbon capture plant to come on-stream at end of 2023

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The construction of the Fortera carbon capture unit at at CalPortland ’s Redding cement plant , should be finished this year. Fortera’s Vice President of Product Development, Dr Craig Hargis, says they should be producing ReCarb™materials in 2024. Dr Hargis says the finished, more environmentally-friendly product should not be any more expensive than conventional concrete; with the sam...

Lucky Cement awarded 20th annual environment excellence award 2023

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd received the environment excellence award at the 20th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2023, organised by The National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH),  recognising its commitment to sustainable development and contribution towards protecting the overall environment for a greener Pakistan.  Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Cement Ltd, Amin Ganny , said, ...

CEMEX signs waste agreement in Dominican Republic

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX ’s circular waste management business, Regenera, and DP World, a global leader in supply chain solutions, have signed an agreement for circular waste management solutions in the Dominican Republic. Under the agreement, Regenera will convert used tyres from DP World Dominicana’s logistics operations into a substitute for fossil fuels, thereby avoiding landfilling and the associated metha...

EcoPact range gains EPD status

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries  ( Holcim ) has further invested in its sustainability commitments by obtaining Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for its range of concrete solutions, including its low-carbon concrete ECOPact range. In a UK first for ready-mix concrete products, Aggregate Industries has invested in individual product and plant EPDs for its London Concrete business. This include...

Vanderbijlpark Slagment achieves 1.75m hours LTI

Vanderbijlpark Slagment achieves 1.75m hours LTI

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Leading construction material supplier, AfriSam celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation in South Africa when it achieved 1.75m Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free hours earlier this year, demonstrating the high safety standards upheld at this plant.   This means the plant has been injury free for nine years, a significant milestone.  Due to its cement...

Solar kiln scaled to industrially-viable levels

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and Synhelion have announced a significant milestone to develop fully solar-driven cement production by scaling their technology to industrially-viable levels. This includes the continuous production of clinker, the most energy-intensive part of cement manufacturing, using only solar heat.   At the beginning of 2022, the companies announced the first-ever successful production of s...

CEMEX and Ecocem start concrete trials at Heathrow Airport

CEMEX and Ecocem start concrete trials at Heathrow Airport

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is partnering Heathrow Airport and Ecocem on a trial to explore the viability of lower-carbon concrete at the site.  Following a series of lab and plant trials, the trial has been designed to test the concrete’s durability and longevity in a true to life airport setting.   Initially two lower carbon solutions will be tested: a Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) equivalent mix cont...

UltraTech Cement invests in wind power company

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has entered a Share Subscription and Shareholders Agreement and Energy Offtake Agreement with VEH Radiant Energy Pvt Ltd for the purpose of acquiring 26 per cent equity shares of VEH Radiant. VEH Radiant is engaged in generation and transmission of renewable wind power energy. The cost of the share price will not exceed INR151m (US$0.181m). VEH Energy has a registere...

Taiheiyo Cement joins Japanese CCS value chain study

03 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp has joined six other companies in a feasibility study into the use of advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Japan. The study forms part of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s goal to harness CCS, particularly in hard-to-abate industries, to help reach the government’s targets of a 46 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to FY13) b...

MIT study uses cement to produce supercapacitor

01 August 2023, Published under Cement News

A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that combining cement and carbon black, which resembles very fine charcoal, may form the basis for a novel, low-cost energy storage system. The technology could facilitate the use of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and tidal power by allowing energy networks to remain stable despite fluctuations in renewable ene...

Carbon Upcycling raises US$26m funding for CCUS projects

01 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Carbontech startup Carbon Upcycling has raised US$26m, with proceeds from the Series A funding round supporting the first commercial-scale carbon capture and utilisation deployments at cement plants in North America and Europe. Founded in 2014, Calgary-based Carbon Upcycling delivers solutions aimed at decarbonising hard-to-abate industries. The company’s all-electric solution mineralises C...

Qena Cement undergoes assessment for alternative fuel project

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of Misr Cement Group’s commitment to its strategy to "positively impact on the environment”, the Qena cement plant has submitted an environmental impact assessment study for an alternative fuel project. The project is entitled “Using different types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste as an alternative fuel". The company aims to reduce its thermal energy use by harnessin...

Joint venture announces raw clay low-carbon cement plant

28 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Only a few months after its creation, the Borda Occitanie joint venture of Vicat and Materrup has announced the start of a project to build a low-carbon cement plant based on raw clays in Carbonne in Haute-Garonne, southwest France, to produce 60,000tpa of cement named MCC1.     The raw clay used comes from the circular economy with the recovery of quarry co-products. Developed by Materru...

BGF invests GBP3.4m in Nuada CCUS technology

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland, has invested GBP3.4m (US$4.37m/EUR3.76m) in Nuada (formerly MOF Technologies), a UK-based company that is redefining the capture of CO 2 from foundational and hard-to-abate industries.  Nuada is working with leading cement manufacturers ( Buzzi SpA , Heidelberg Materials and Cementir Holding...

Lafarge Richmond plant switches to ECOPlanet production

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ( Holcim Group) has announced its conversion to the production of 100 per cent ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond Cement plant in British Columbia (BC), Canada. ECOPlanet, Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement, offers a minimum 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions per tonne in comparison to ordinary Portland cement. “This is a proud moment for our organisation," says ...

New kiln bag filter at Cauldon

27 July 2023, Published under Cement News

A new kiln bag filter system currently being installed at the Cauldon cement plant of Holcim-owned Aggregate Industries is expected to be operational by early 2024 A new multi-million-pound system is currently being built at Aggregate Industries ' Cauldon cement plant, UK, to reduce emissions at the site and improve performance. The GBP8.7m (US$11.2m) kiln bag filter system ...